Tag Archives: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

BP Canada applies to drill off N.S.

BP Canada has applied to drill up to seven exploration wells within its current offshore exploration licences, located between 230 and 370 kilometres southeast of Halifax between 2018 and 2022. The government is in the process of approving the drilling — on Wednesday, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) released a 215-page draft report, as well as a list of potential conditions BP Canada would have to abide by if it wants to conduct exploratory drilling in the area.,, But John Davis, director of the Clean Ocean Action Committee, which represents inshore fisheries in Nova Scotia, says the government and CEAA is not being forthcoming with crucial information. click here to read the story 08:36

Nova Scotia Fishing industry slams proposals on capping offshore blowouts

Potential regulations that would allow Shell Canada up to three weeks to cap a subsea blowout while drilling off the coast of Nova Scotia are not being met favourably by at least one fishing industry representative. The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency issued its approval in June of Shell Canada’s plan to drill up to seven exploration wells at the Shelburne Basin, roughly 250 kilometres offshore. Shell’s plan includes predictions that it would take 12 to 21 days to bring a vessel and a capping system in from Norway. Shell said it would keep a backup capping stack on standby from either Scotland, South Africa, Singapore or Brazil. Read the rest here 18:05