Canadian officials seek Echo Hill input

THE Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has called for public comments on Hillsborough Resources’ proposed Echo Hill coal project in British Columbia, Canada.

Donna Schmidt

Under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act of 2012, the CEAA wants to determine if a federal environmental assessment is required for the planned complex north of Tumbler Ridge, and is soliciting input as well as comments on any potential environmental impact.

Hillsborough’s project is expected to annually produce 1 million to1.5 million tonnes of thermal coal over a 10-14 year lifespan.

The agency has set a deadline of February 28 and all comments must be submitted with Echo Hill’s registry reference number of 80018. All comments will be considered public.

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental effects of proposed projects and measures to address those effects in support of sustainable development.

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