The KSM Project underwent one of the most comprehensive Environmental Assessments (EA) ever undertaken in Canada and British Columbia. After a seven-year (2007-2014) review process, which includes 36,000 pages of scientifically rigorous information complied by over 250 independent scientists from across 20 disciplines, independent review of the information by the Canadian and British Columbian Environmental Assessment Agencies, 20 U.S. Federal and Alaska regulatory agencies and the Nisga’a Lisims’ Government and meetings with independent regulators, the KSM Project received approvals under the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (1992) and the Nisga’a Final Agreement.
What is the EA process? – A way for governments, Rights-holders, Indigenous groups, and the general public to evaluate the potential environmental, economic, social, heritage, health, and cumulative effects of proposed industrial developments in Canada and British Columbia.
The Environmental Assessment Certificate for the KSM Project was issued with several legally binding conditions to ensure the Project will be constructed, operated and is decommissioned in a way that ensures that no significant adverse effects are likely to occur. Seabridge is already undertaking activities/programs to ensure these conditions are fulfilled. To learn more read the KSM Project Comprehensive Study Report