Comments invited for Coastal GasLink project

A news release regarding the Coast GasLink project's environmental review.

A news release from the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

OTTAWA — As part of the strengthened and modernized Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012) put in place to support the government’s responsible resource development initiative, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency must determine whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project in British Columbia (B.C.). To assist it in making its decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment.

Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd. is proposing the construction and operation of an approximately 650-km pipeline to deliver natural gas from the area near the community of Groundbirch, B.C.  (40 km west of Dawson Creek) to a proposed liquefied natural gas facility near Kitimat, B.C. The project will initially have the capacity to flow approximately 1.7 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day and could deliver up to approximately 5.0 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas after further expansion.

Written comments must be submitted by December 3, 2012 to:

Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

410 – 701 West Georgia Street

Vancouver  BC  V7Y 1C6

Telephone: 604-666-2431

Fax: 604-666-6990

CoastalGaslink@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

To view a summary of the project description or for more information on the project and on the environmental assessment process, visit the Agency’s website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca (registry reference number 80020). All comments received will be considered public.

The Agency will post a decision stating whether a federal environmental assessment is required on its website.