How the Environmental Assessment process works

Steps in the EA processWhat is an Environmental Assessment?

  • Decision making tool
  • Aims to identify & evaluate the potential impacts of a project looking at 5 different categories of values
  • Required by law
    The Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012
    BC Environmental Assessment Act

To learn more about the Environmental Assessment process and how it works, watch the video below.

How can you participate?

The second public comment period for the Environmental Assessments for both Woodfibre LNG and the Fortis BC pipeline have started. This is the last chance the general public has to get involved and have your say about these two projects.

Deadline for Woodfibre LNG comments23rd March, 2015

Deadline for Fortis BC pipeline comments27th March, 2015

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Submit your comments during the 60-day Public Comment period
    Your input is critical, and you can submit comments as many times as you like. It can be as simple as stating your concerns and WHY you are opposed to the project, however, specific questions related to Woodfibre LNG’s application or Fortis BC's application have more weight. This is one of your only opportunities to hold Woodfibre LNG and Fortis BC accountable and stop these projects!

  • Tell a friend (or ten!)
    We need as many people as possible to submit their comments on this proposed project before 23rd March, 2015.

  • Volunteer!
    Have a few hours spare? We need your help! My Sea to Sky volunteers are dividing up the sections from Woodfibre LNG’s application and Fortis BC's pipeline application we will be posting our response as soon as we can on our website. Let us know if this is something you’d like to help us with. Sign up as a volunteer and let us know what section you would like to review.

More questions?

If you have any questions, contact Michael Shepard, the Project Assessment Manager for both the Woodfibre LNG project, and the Fortis BC pipeline from Eagle Mountain to Coquitlam.

Michael Shepard
Project Assessment Manager
Environmental Assessment Office
Michael.Shepard@gov.bc.ca
1-250-387-8745