Third Party Review of Alton Natural Gas Storage Project

Posted on July 24, 2015

A report of the third party review of the Alton Natural Gas Storage project was presented to the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq Chiefs Thursday, July 23, 2015.

The review was commissioned by the Kwilmu'kw Maw-klusuaqn Negotiation Office (KMKNO) and conducted by Conestoga-Rovers & Associates (CRA).

We are pleased to see the review found that Alton Natural Gas Storage's environmental assessment has been completed in general accordance with Nova Scotia Department of Environment requirements. Alton's objective is to take appropriate environmental measures necessary to protect the Shubenacadie River, its fish and fish habitat. KMKNO has noted some recommendations made by CRA which we are committed to carefully reviewing and addressing.

We appreciate the input from the Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq Chiefs and will carefully review their comments. We have been respectful of, and will continue to follow, the Government of Nova Scotia's process for consultation with the Aboriginal community and we are committed to ongoing dialogue.

Alton Natural Gas Storage has received a copy of the report and will review it thoroughly before commenting further.

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