The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) has started reviewing a proposed oil refinery project north of Kitimat.
The $22 billion Kitimat Clean project is backed by newspaper publisher David Black and would see the construction of a heavy oil refinery and marine terminal.
The project is expected to process approximately 400,000 barrels of bitumen per day over a lifespan of at least 50 years.
CEAA is inviting the public to comment on which aspects of the environment may be affected by the project and what should be examined during the assessment.
It’s the second of four chances for the public to have a say on the project.
Written comments must be submitted by August 12, 2016.
The Canadian Environmental Assessment agency is also taking public comments on another proposed refinery project in the Kitimat area.
Pacific Future Energy’s project would be located on Dubose Flats about 32 kilometres north of Kitimat.
Written comments on the Pacific Future refinery must be submitted by July 20th, 2016 to determine whether an environmental assessment for the project is required.