The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is to decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for Woodside’s proposed Grassy Point LNG Project, located in British Columbia (BC). As part of this process, the Agency is seeking comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment.
The Government of BC has requested the substitution of the BC environmental assessment process for the CEAA 2012 process if it is decided that an environmental assessment is required. The Agency is also seeking comments on this request.
“In accordance with CEAA 2012, the Minister of the Environment, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, must approve the substitution request if she is satisfied that the conditions for substitution under CEAA 2012 are met and if she is of the opinion that the BC process would be an appropriate substitute for an environmental assessment of this project by the Agency,” a statement read.
Adapted from press release by Ted Monroe
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