Panel Recommends Approval, Conditions for Goldboro LNG Plant

Environment

March 7, 2014 11:26 AM

An environmental assessment panel has recommended a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Goldboro should proceed, with a number of conditions.

The panel, which was appointed to conduct a Class Two Environmental Assessment, the province's most rigorous, has presented its report to Environment Minister Randy Delorey.

"We have carefully reviewed the information provided and input received, and the panel has recommended that this project proceed with a number of conditions," said Tony Blouin, chair of the panel. "I want to thank everyone who provided comments during this review."

Mr. Delorey has until March 24 to issue a decision.

The panel's report, and other documents related to the assessment, is available at www.novascotia.ca/nse/ea/goldboro-lng.asp .


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     An environmental assessment panel has recommended a

liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Goldboro should proceed,

with a number of conditions.

     Environment Minister Randy Delorey has until March 24 to

issue a decision.

     The documents and other assessment documents are available

on the department's website.

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