Regional Assessment of Offshore Oil and Gas Exploratory Drilling East of Newfoundland and Labrador – Public Comments Invited

From CEAA, C-NLOPB, Goverments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador

Issued September 14, 2018

OTTAWA, Sept. 13, 2018 /CNW/ – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency), along with the Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB), Natural Resources Canada and the Department of Natural Resources for Newfoundland and Labrador, have developed a draft Agreement for a Regional Assessment of Offshore Oil and Gas Exploratory Drilling East of Newfoundland and Labrador, in the Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Area.

This is the first regional assessment under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012. The Regional Assessment will improve the efficiency of the environmental assessment process as it applies to oil and gas exploration drilling while at the same time ensuring the highest standards of environmental protection continue to be applied and maintained.

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