Skeena River missing from LNG project map

Update: The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency announced on Wednesday that it will consider additional applications under the Participant Funding Program funding until September 20 to enable any individual or group who might have been confused by the original map to request funding. It will also extend the comment period until September 20. 

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has come under fire after posting a map of the Pacific NorthWest LNG export facility which omitted the Skeena River.

At 570 km, the Skeena is the second longest river in British Columbia, and is near the facility site. It is also a major site for Chinook, Steelhead, Sockeye, Pink and Chum salmon runs in northern B.C.

"The initial map that was missing the Skeena River was provided by Stantec, the proponent’s consultant. The new, correct map was also provided by Stantec," said CEAA spokesperson Karen Fish. She said the agency received a letter from West Coast Environmental Law dated August 14, and corrected the map afterward. 

The corrected map currently on the website shows the Skeena River

Earlier this year, Enbridge also came under fire for missing islands in its animated video of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. 

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