Woodfibre LNG Limited announced today that the Woodfibre LNG Project has received environmental approval from the federal government.
In Ottawa, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna issued a decision statement under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, stating that the Woodfibre LNG Project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.
The federal decision follows the October 2015 provincial approval of the project, and concludes the project’s environmental assessment review process.
“Receiving federal environmental approval marks the conclusion of more than two and a half years of intensive work by the Woodfibre LNG team and our engineering, environmental, and shipping consultants,” said Byng Giraud, Country Manager and Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Woodfibre LNG Limited.
The Woodfibre LNG project underwent a substituted environmental assessment process, whereby the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) coordinated the review process on behalf of both the EAO and the Canadian Environment Assessment Agency. On October 26, 2015, the EAO issued an Environmental Assessment Certificate to Woodfibre LNG Limited for its proposed Woodfibre LNG project.
The project must meet all provincial and federal requirements, including environmental assessment conditions related to pre-construction, construction, operation, and decommissioning, to responsibly manage potential effects associated with the proposed project.