The Government of Canada approved Seabridge’s KSM Project on December 19, 2014. The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Canadian Minister for the Environment, determined KSM is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects when the mitigation measures described in the Comprehensive Study Report are taken into account. The Province of British Columbia also approved the KSM Project on July 30, 2014. Through their issuance of the EA certificate, Hon. Mary Polak, BC Minister of Environment, and Hon. Bill Bennett, BC Minister of Energy and Mines, recognized the KSM Project will not result in significant adverse effects.
The company is now focusing on obtaining approximately 100 additional operating permits, strategic partnerships and financing prior to the start of construction.
Seabridge Gold is dedicated to conducting business in a socially responsible manner consistent with its corporate values. Responsible mineral exploration and development means being conscientious about the environmental impacts of our business and operating within a framework that includes our commitment to the protection of life, health and the environment for present and future generations.
About the Environmental Assessment Process
The KSM project underwent a joint harmonized environmental assessment (EA) by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office. The EA process is a way for governments, Treaty Nations, First Nations and the general public to evaluate the potential environmental, economic, social, heritage, cumulative and health effects of proposed industrial developments in Canada and British Columbia.
Click here to view all of the comments and Seabridge’s response from the public consultation and screening of our environmental assessment application.
Click here to access information on the environmental assessment for our KSM project, which is being led by the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office.
Click here for information on the comprehensive study process managed by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.