Nine groups will be splitting $435,780 from the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) to participant in the environmental review for the Northern Gateway Pipeline.
ForestEthics, Living Oceans Society, Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Kitimat Valley Naturalist Club, B.C. Wildlife Federation, the United Fishermen and Allied Workers’ Union, Nature Canada, Dogwood Initiative and Friends of Michel Society are the chosen recipients of the funds.
There were 12 total applicants seeking funding.
The money is intended to help the applicants review and comment on the application to be submitted by Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines.
The eventual application will include the environmental impact statement.
The money will also go towards preparing for and participating in public hearings.
According to the funding review committee’s report, funding was not given to those that did not provide enough information on their applications or did not demonstrate an ability to provide useful input the assessment being carried out.
Also not given funds were applications that would seem to duplicate activities already being undertaken by Enbridge or the Joint Review Panel.