Our environmental reviews
Status of our environmental reviews
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency confirmed on August 12, 2016, that a federal environmental assessment is required for our project. It has formally begun the assessment.
On October 7, 2016, the federal minister of environment and climate change referred this environmental assessment to a review panel. The members of the panel and its schedule have not yet been announced.
Pacific Future Energy now is working towards its Environmental Impact Statement, to be submitted to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. (An Environmental Impact Statement identifies and assesses the environmental effects of the project and the measures proposed to mitigate those effects, according to guidelines prepared by the Agency. To come up with its guidelines, the Agency considers public comments and comments from Aboriginal groups, and input from federal departments.)
The BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) confirmed on July 4, 2016 that our plan for the world’s greenest refinery qualifies for a provincial environmental review.
Next step: The EAO will set the “scope, procedures and methods” for the review.
We’ll update this page as the status of these reviews changes.