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TransCanada applies for Environmental Assessment Certificate

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TransCanada's Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project (PRGT) has submitted an application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate with the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO).

The 180-day EAO public review period has begun. This includes a 45-day period where the public can provide comments on the application.

The proposed 900 km pipeline, if approved, will deliver natural gas from a point near Hudo Hudson's Hope to a proposed LNG facility on Lelu Island within the District of Port Edward. The LNG plant is a separate project by Pacific NorthWest LNG Ltd.

The EAO will prepare a report based on its internal review of the application, input from the working group, as well as comments received from the public, and submit recommendations on the proposed project to the Government of British Columbia.

Alex Pourbaix, TransCanada's Executive Vice-President and President, Development said: "With our application now complete, the BC EAO public review is an important step in the regulatory process for the PRGT project.

"By transporting natural gas to export markets, PRGT will support thousands of jobs in the natural gas sector and other industries and provide significant tax revenue for government, which helps to pay for the important social services British Columbians and other Canadians rely upon."

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