Canada grants environment approval to Pieridae’s Goldboro LNG exports

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA -- Pieridae Energy Canada reported that the Honourable Randy Delorey, Minister of Environment for the Province of Nova Scotia, has issued environmental assessment (EA) approval, with conditions, for the company’s proposed Goldboro LNG project.

Goldboro LNG consists of a LNG processing plant and facilities for the storage and export of LNG, including a marine jetty.

“Following review of the information provided by Pieridae Energy Canada and from the comments received from agencies and persons that participated in this environmental assessment review, including recommendations from the Environmental Assessment Review Panel, I have approved the above project with conditions in accordance with Section 40 of the Environment Act S.N.S,1994-95 and subsection 26(1) of the Environmental Assessment Regulations, N.S. Reg. 348/2008, made under the Act," Minister Delorey said a letter to Pieridae/

An environmental assessment review panel appointed by the Minister of Environment conducted a Class Two Environmental Assessment,the province’s most rigorous form of review.The Minister of Environment accepted the panel’s recommendation to approve Goldboro LNG, with certain conditions.

“We are very pleased to receive environmental assessment approval,which is an important milestone toward development of Goldboro LNG, the east coast of Canada’s LNG export facility,” said Alfred Sorensen, President and CEO, Pieridae. “We will continue to work closely with Nova Scotia Environment,local residents,First Nations communities and other stakeholders as we advance the project.”

The EA approval for Goldboro LNG includes conditions, several of which reflect Pieridae’s commitments made through the environmental assessment process. The conditions include development of management plans related to air emissions,
greenhouse gas and wetlands, establishment of a fisheries advisory committee, continued operation of a community liaison committee, and carrying out of additional studies, reports, monitoring and plans that were identified in the environmental assessment report and information request responses.

“With EA approval,we will now focus on Front End Engineering and Design (FEED),” said Mark Brown,director of project development, Pieridae.“Throughout spring and summer 2014, we will be on site in Goldboro,NS to carry out a number of studies that will assist with understanding project specific requirements.”

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