Public Comment Period Extended to March 23, 2015
We are pleased to announce that the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) has accepted our request to extend the Public Comment Period for our proposed Project, meaning members of the public now have more time to have their say. The Public Comment Period has been extended by the EAO to 60 days from the initial 46 days, meaning people can now post questions or comments until March 23, 2015.
Woodfibre LNG Limited made the request for this extension after hearing a desire on the part of the community to have more time to review and comment on our Environmental Assessment Certificate (EAC) Application.
“At Woodfibre LNG Limited, we are committed to building a Project that is right for Squamish and right for BC, and this includes listening to the community and acting on their priorities,” said Byng Giraud, Vice President, Corporate Affairs.
“When we heard from members of the community that they wanted more time to review our EAC Application, we were happy to raise the issue. Today, the EAO approved our request.”
As part of the Public Comment Period, members of the Woodfibre LNG Limited team have met with more than 400 people at three EAO Open Houses, which were held in Squamish, West Vancouver and on Bowen Island. These Open Houses took place from January 28 to 30, 2015, and were an opportunity for Woodfibre LNG to share information about our proposed Project, and to answer questions from the community.
If you were unable to attend the Open Houses, you can still access the information made available at them by clicking here.
Woodfibre LNG is committed to meaningful public consultation. The EAO conducted a pre-application public consultation in June and July of 2014. Woodfibre LNG conducted an additional 14 public meetings in two rounds of community consultation (February and June 2014). Woodfibre LNG has also participated in more than 300 meetings in the community, as well as two telephone town halls.