Friday, 18 January 2019 14:17

Prince Rupert Port announces moratorium on Flora, Agnew And Horsey Banks

544 Prince Rupert Moratorium

The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) announced a land use decision that ensures the protection of important marine habitat within its jurisdiction. The moratorium on Flora, Agnew and Horsey Banks will prohibit any industrial development in this marine area adjacent to Lelu Island, despite the environmental assessment of the Pacific Northwest LNG project by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency in 2016, which determined that a terminal project can be developed without significant adverse environmental effects in the area. The area was the focus of intense controversy a few years ago over a now-abandoned plan by Petronas to build a liquefied natural gas export terminal on Lelu Island, which opponents feared would destroy sensitive salmon habitat in Flora Banks. The moratorium will be formalized in PRPA’s Land Use Management Plan, as part of a review of the plan beginning later in 2019.


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