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May 10 2022

Coastal GasLink statement on B.C. Environmental Assessment Office orders

Posted by Coastal GasLink

Crews completing construction activities at Cable Crane Hill

Coastal GasLink is committed to the construction of the project in a safe and environmentally responsible manner and recognizes that protecting the environment is a fundamental value for our Indigenous and northern community partners and all British Columbians. It’s a value we share and are working hard with our prime contractors to meet.

We respect the findings of the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) in its recent inspection report and enforcement order. Along with our prime contractor, immediate action to implement changes was taken to remedy the EAO reports findings of non-compliance. We continue to cooperate with the EAO and all other regulatory agencies to meet their requirements, standards and expectations.

Coastal GasLink is a complex project and is subject to some of the most stringent regulatory requirements in the world. Given the scale of the project, the dynamics of erosion and sediment control and the terrain the project crosses as well as temperature and ever-changing weather conditions, we have experienced challenges managing erosion and sediment control. Erosion and sediment control is a constantly changing challenge. We adapt along the way and are actively evaluating locations along the project that require attention and are working to ensure that erosion and sediment control are managed appropriately. Despite these challenges, we continue to protect the environment and work towards compliance with the requirements of our regulators.