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Beaufort Sea Exploration Drilling Program

Northwest Territories

Description: Devon Canada Corporation has submitted a project description for an offshore hydrocarbon exploratory drilling project in the Beaufort Sea.

Decision of the Minister of the Environment: The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of the Environment, today announced that the proposed Beaufort Sea Exploration Drilling Program in the Northwest Territories does not require further assessment by a review panel or mediator under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.

News Release

Federal Responsible Authorities: National Energy Board (lead), Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.

Start Date: May 30, 2002

Responsible Authorities Decision Date: April 12, 2005

Consultation Documents