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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency calls for participation in assessment process

Environmental assessment for the proposed Northwest LNG project is nearing it’s final stages.

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency dolled out over 247 thousand dollars to 17 recipients for involvement in the final phases of the assessment, including the Office of the Wet’suwet’en for $8,800.

Environmental Assessment Coordinator Mike Ridsdale says it’s too little too late.

“We weren’t part of the whole environmental process – we weren’t invited to it. And now we’re invited at the late stages…before they take it to the minister,” says Ridsdale.

He wants more research done on the affects of Salmon habitat. “Where are the fish coming from – they haven’t done any study; studies as to what is the population base of where the fish are coming from. They’re just looking at the immediate area as to what the impacts are to the sand and the flora bank,” where the proposed the liquefied natural gas facility would be located on Lelu Island near Price Rupert, the argued location of a salmon estuary.

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