According to a report in the Globe and Mail the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has resumed their review of Pacific NorthWest LNG. The review had been delayed for the past 11 weeks, and now the organization will be able to publish a draft report on if conditional approval should be given to the project.
Public comments will be invited on the matter, which is expected by the summer. The article also notes that the CEAA will ask those overseeing the project to meet a number of environmental conditions before and during construction should they be granted approval.
The CEAA will be reviewing a commissioned report from Pacific NorthWest LNG. The report was put together by Stantec Inc., an engineering firm, and states that there will be little to no environmental impact from the construction on Lelu Island. The island is part of the Lax Kw’alaams First Nation territory, and members recently turned down a $1.1 billion dollar offer from Petronas for consent to proceed with the project.
The overall cost of the project is pegged at $36 billion.
The article can be read here.