Pacific Future Energy Refinery Project - Federal Funding Allocated for the Environmental Assessment

News Release

February 8, 2017 — Ottawa — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has allocated $766,333 to 16 applicants to assist their participation in the environmental assessment by review panel of the proposed Pacific Future Energy Refinery Project in British Columbia.

This funding is allocated through the Participant Funding Program administered by the Agency. A funding review committee, independent of the review panel process, was established to assess the requests for funding.

The funding will assist recipients to review and comment on the draft Review Panel Terms of Reference, the proponent's Environmental Impact Statement, and to prepare for and participate in the public hearing.

The funding will also assist recipients to comment on the potential conditions that would be required, if the project is allowed to proceed. Indigenous groups will also receive funding to participate in consultation activities following the submission of the Panel Report.

Details of Allocation
Recipients Allocation
Douglas Channel Watch $21,800.00
Friends of Morice Bulkley $14,676.00
Gitga'at First Nation $95,600.00
Gitxaala Nation $89,530.00
Kitamaat Valley Education Society $15,394.00
Kitimat For Clean Air Society $21,000.00
Kitselas First Nation $95,600.00
Kitsumkalum Indian Band $75,114.00
Lakelse Watershed Stewards Society $21,800.00
Lax Kw'alaams Band $95,600.00
Metis Provincial Council of British Columbia $35,000.00
Metlakatla Stewardship Society, on behalf of the Metlakatla First Nation $95,600.00
Robert Hart, on behalf of Kalum Land & Resource Management Plan Implementation Committee $19,800.00
Secretariat of the Haida Nation, on behalf of the Council of the Haida Nation $31,219.00
SkeenaWild Conservation Trust $21,600.00
Snow Valley North Ski Club $17,000.00
Total $766,333.00

Quick Facts

  • On October 7, 2016, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change referred the environmental assessment of the proposed Pacific Future Energy Refinery Project to an independent review panel.
  • Information on the proposed project and the environmental assessment process is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry, reference number 80127.

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Anita Szerze
Communications Advisor
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
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