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Marine LNG jetty project in Delta receives environmental assessment certificate

The Environment Ministry, in a news release, explains that the jetty will be used by ships exporting B.C. liquefied natural gas and other vessels

British Columbia's Environment Ministry has announced that a marine jetty project in Delta, intended for liquefied natural gas exports, has been granted an environmental assessment certificate.

Environment Minister George Heyman and Transportation Minister Rob Fleming have stated that they approved the project after carefully reviewing its assessment.

The Environment Ministry, in a news release, explains that the jetty will be used by ships exporting liquefied natural gas from B.C. and other vessels.

The ministers' decision includes a requirement for the jetty to have space for renewable fuels, based on current supply and demand.

The environmental assessment certificate is subject to 22 conditions, which include plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, involvement of Indigenous and First Nations in project monitoring, and measures to minimize negative impacts on water and air quality.

According to the Western Canada Wilderness Committee, the province's approval of the project signals a prioritization of the fossil fuel industry over taxpayers, who will face higher prices and more severe climate change events.


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