Canada approves three offshore projects
Three offshore projects have been approved by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change of Canada following environmental assessments.
It was approved to continue with the BHP Canada Exploration Drilling Project, Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project and the West Flemish Exploration Drilling Project.
“The Government of Canada believes that environmental assessments, which are based on science and meaningful consultations with Indigenous peoples and the public, are key to responsible resource development. These resources projects will provide economic opportunities for many Canadians and the legally-binding conditions imposed throughout the life of the projects will protect the environment for generations to come,” stated Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change.
BHP Petroleum Corporation, Equinor Canada, and Chevron Canada, as well as the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board, can now continue to receive any additional licenses and permits from federal agencies.
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