Environmental Assessment for Petronas’ LNG Export Terminal Extended for Three Months

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) has been granted a three month extension to review new information and complete its environmental assessment for the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG (PNWLNG) export terminal near Lelu Island, British Columbia.  Malaysian state oil company Petronas is the primary sponsor of the proposed project.  The Vancouver Sun reports that the delay was requested by CEAA because of concerns with the project’s effects on eelgrass beds located near the project, which are a habitat for juvenile salmon, and proposed mitigation measures “to avoid or reduce significant environmental harm to fish and marine mammals were not feasible” to implement, according to PNWLNG.


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