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Don MacLachlan

PFEC project referred to environmental review panel

A review panel to be appointed by the federal government will conduct the environmental assessment for Pacific Future Energy’s proposed refinery.

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announced that in Ottawa, but details of the panel and its operations are not yet known.

Pacific Future Energy’s CEO, Samer Salameh, said: “We look forward to working with the panel, and urge the government and the panel to seize this opportunity to co-create their review process with local First Nations. Co-creation with First Nations has been a priority for Pacific Future Energy since Day One.”

Pacific Future Energy Corp. (PFEC) proposes “the world’s greenest refinery” on a site halfway between Kitimat and Terrace. It would refine diesel, gasoline and other products from Western Canadian NEATBIT™ bitumen, brought to the refinery by train.

Media contact: Don MacLachlan,, 604-329-8712

Status of our BC environmental review

The BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) confirmed on 04 July 2016 that our plan for the world’s greenest bitumen refinery qualifies for an environmental review.

That was Step 2 of the Pre-application phase of BC’s environmental assessment process.

A “Section 10 order” from the EAO confirmed that there will be a formal review.

Next step: The EAO will set the “scope, procedures and methods” for the review. We’ll update this page when that happens.

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