A Haisla led LNG project has been issued its environmental certificate, a key element towards moving forward with the Cedar LNG Terminal facility, a project which the BC government today noted supports reconciliation with the Haisla Nation.
The Project is a partnership between the Haisla and Alberta's Pembina Pipelines (which also operates the Watson Island LPG Terminal in Prince Rupert),
They have proposed to build and operate the electrified floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility and marine export terminal in Kitimat on Haisla Nation-owned land, to be supplied with natural gas from the Coastal GasLink pipeline that is under construction.
The Cedar LNG facility (at upper left) will tap into the Coastal GasLink
Pipeline for delivery of its LNG supply for export
(From Cedar LNG website)
As part of the announcement today, the Province noted of the extensive consultation with technical experts, federal and provincial agencies, local governments, First Nations and the public.The joint decision of George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, and Josie Osborne, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, also made note of the support the proposal received from other First Nations in the Northwest.
|Haisla Nation and Government of BC officials at today's announcemenbt|
(image from BC Gov't)
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