Pacific Northwest LNG responds to public and First Nations concerns about potential environmental impacts

PNW LNG

A 30-day public comment period that concluded on May 1, 2014 generated significant feedback from the pubic and First Nations about the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG project.

PNW LNG received feedback on a wide range of topics including concerns related to the potential effects on our marine environment. These include:

• Effects on marine species and their dependency on Flora and Agnew Banks

• Effects from removing sediments and debris from the bottom of the sea (called

‘dredging’) and its disposal

• Contaminants in the sediment proposed to be dredged and potential effects on

human health

The project is a proposed liquefied natural gas facility and marine terminal proposed for development on Lelu Island. This project currently has not been approved for development and is in the application phase of BC and Canada’s environmental review processes. PNW LNG must obtain an environmental assessment certificate before any work can begin.

In response to the concerns recorded during the comment periods PNW LNG has provided the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency with a number of reports and memos related to species use, sediments, water quality and human health risks.

A second comment period is expected to occur this fall and we encourage Lax Kw’alaams members to attend. Lax Kw’alaams will update members when new dates are announced.

 

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