The proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal on Lelu Island is now undergoing environmental assessment and the public comment period is now underway.

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s Karen Fish says the public comment period started yesterday and will run until May 1st.

Fish says the government wants to hear comments from anyone in BC to ensure that the assessment of the project is addressing the environmental concerns of the public.

“The reason it is important is because local and traditional knowledge about a project’s physical location can help to identify and address potential environmental effects.”

Fish says two public information sessions on the project will be held next week, one in Port Edward and one in Prince Rupert.

Anyone wanting to submit comment on the potential environmental impacts of the project can send them to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency or the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office.