LNG exports poses low-risk to environment: Federal Scientists

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VANCOUVER, B.C. — Some officials have stated that exporting liquefied natural gas from British Columbia poses a low risk to the environment.

The ruling agrees with Pacific NorthWest $11.4-billion LNG’s stance that its project won’t ruin the sensitive Flora Bank site off of Lelu Island, crucial to the growth of young salmon.

According to the Globe and Mail, Fisheries and Oceans Canada wrote to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency last week, stating, “the effects of the marine structure on fish and fish habitat have been categorized as having a low potential of resulting in significant adverse effects.”

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The agency’s review started in April 2013, be encountered a series of delays. Having recently started again, it is expected to render a final decision by the spring on the controversial project.

Pacific NorthWest has plans to construct a suspension bridge and pier that would carry a pipeline from Lelu Island to a dock for loading tankers, to deliver the fuel to Asia.

Read the full story on the Globe and Mail.

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