Public Notice
Aurora LNG Project — Additional Participant Funding Allocated

August 10, 2017 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated $60,350 in federal funds to five additional recipients to assist their participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed Aurora LNG Project, located in British Columbia.

The environmental assessment of this project was substituted to the Government of British Columbia who is conducting the environmental assessment on behalf of both the federal and provincial governments.

Details of Funding Allocation for the Project
Recipients Additional Funding Allocation Previous Funding Allocation Total Funding Allocation
Dodge Cove Improvement District $12,300 N/A $12,300
Gitga'at First Nation N/A $54,040 $54,040
Gitxaala Nation N/A $54,040 $54,040
Kitselas First Nation N/A $54,040 $54,040
Kitsumkalum First Nation N/A $54,040 $54,040
Lax Kw'alaams Band N/A $67,550 $67,550
Métis Provincial Council of British Columbia* N/A $13,300 $13,300
Metlakatla First Nation N/A $67,550 $67,550
Prince Rupert Environmental Society $12,300 N/A $12,300
SkeenaWild Conservation Trust $11,150 N/A $11,150
T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation $12,300 N/A $12,300
United Fishermen and Allied Workers' Union $12,300 N/A $12,300
Total $60,350 $364,560 $424,910

* also known as Métis Nation British Columbia

The funding was made available through the Agency's Participant Funding Program and will enable participation in upcoming steps of the environmental assessment. The funding will be used to review and provide comments on the proponent's Application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate, the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office's (EAO) draft Assessment Report and the potential federal environmental assessment conditions.

For more information on participant funding for substituted environmental assessments, the provincial environmental assessment process and the project, please visit the EAO's website at or write to

The Proposed Project

Nexen Energy ULC is proposing the construction, operation, and decommissioning of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility and marine terminal at Digby Island in the Prince Rupert area of British Columbia. As proposed, the project would include a natural gas receiving and LNG production facility with a capacity of up to 24 million tonnes of LNG per year, a marine terminal, and supporting infrastructure and facilities. The project is expected to operate for a minimum of 25 years.

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