August 10, 2018 - 11:26 AM EDT
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Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project - Participant Funding Allocated

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OTTAWA, Aug. 10, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated $253,700 in federal funds to 15 recipients to assist their participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project, located approximately 350 kilometres east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador in the Atlantic Ocean.

The funding was made available through the Agency's Participant Funding Program. It will assist the participation of the public and Indigenous groups in upcoming steps of the environmental assessment, which include reviewing and providing comments on the Environmental Impact Statement or on the summary thereof, the draft Environmental Assessment Report, and the potential environmental assessment conditions.

For more information on the project and the federal environmental assessment process, please visit the Agency's website at (Registry reference number 80147).

Details of Funding Allocation for the Project




Conseil de la Première Nation des Innus de Nutashkuan


Corporation Ka Tshishpeuatak, on behalf of the Conseil des Innu de Ekuanitshit


Elsipogtog First Nation


Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW) Union


Kwilmu'kw Maw-Klusuaqn Negotiation Office


Miawpukek First Nation


Mi'gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat


Mi'gmawe'l Tplu'taqnn Incorporated


Mildred Lavers, on behalf of Northern Peninsula (Mekap'sk) Mi'kmaq Band


NunatuKavut Community Council


Qalipu First Nation




William A. Montevecchi


Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick


Woodstock First Nation





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SOURCE Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

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Alison Reilander, Communications Advisor, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, 343-998-2916, [email protected] CNW Group 2018

Source: Canada Newswire (August 10, 2018 - 11:26 AM EDT)

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