Woodfibre LNG Project — Additional Participant Funding Allocated

by pmnationtalk on August 31, 2018158 Views

August 30, 2018 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) allocated an additional $45,000 in federal funds in February 2017 to ten Indigenous groups to assist their participation in reviewing and providing comments on proposed changes to the Woodfibre LNG Project, located in British Columbia.

Details of Funding Allocation for the Project

Recipients Additional Funding Allocation Previous Funding Allocation Total Funding Allocation
Cowichan Tribes $4,500 $10,500 $15,000
Halalt First Nation $4,500 $10,500 $15,000
Lake Cowichan First Nations $4,500 $10,500 $15,000
Lyackson First Nation $4,500 $10,500 $15,000
Métis Nation British Columbia $4,500 $10,500 $15,000
Musqueam Indian Band $4,500 $10,500 $15,000
Penelakut Tribe $4,500 $10,500 $15,000
Squamish Nation $4,500 $52,600 $57,100
Stz’uminus Nation $4,500 $10,500 $15,000
Tsleil-Waututh Nation $4,500 $10,500 $15,000
Total $45,000 $147,100 $192,100

The funding was made available through the Agency’s Participant Funding Program. The funds assisted the participation of Indigenous groups in reviewing and providing comments in relation to the potential environmental effects of the project design changes. The Minister of Environment and Climate Change considered the comments in the reissuance of the Environmental Assessment Decision Statement to Woodfibre LNG Limited in March 2018.

For more information on the project and the federal environmental assessment process, please visit the Agency’s website at canada.ca/ceaa (Registry reference number 80060).

The Proposed Project

Woodfibre LNG Limited is proposing to construct and operate a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility located seven kilometres southwest of Squamish, British Columbia, on the northwestern shoreline of Howe Sound. The proposed project includes the development of a natural gas liquefaction facility and an LNG transfer facility to enable the export of the LNG product to global markets via marine vessels. It is expected to operate for at least 25 years and to produce between 1.5 and 2.1 million tonnes of LNG per year. In June 2017, the National Energy Board issued a 40-year export license for the proposed project, extending the original 25-year license by 15 years.


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