Chevron was back in Kitimat with for an open house on the Clio Bay Restoration Project on Tuesday, October 8th. They presented to Council the week before, on Monday, September 30th (read about that by clicking here)
“Chevron is here to hear feedback from the Community about Clio Bay. It’s everything from how people use Clio Bay, their thoughts on Clio Bay, their knowledge on Clio Bay because we are in the process of developing a plan to place this Marine Clay from our site on Bish Cove in Clio Bay and that will eventually lead to Ocean Floor Restoration,” said Gillian Robinson Riddell.
Robinson Riddell stated they are still in the early phases of this project and are looking for feedback from members of the Community. They were in Kitamaat Village the previous night seeking input from the Haisla First Nations and received input from the elders in the community on what regenerating the bay meant to them.
Once they have all the information, their scientists and other teams are going to look at the information and use it to populate a plan to deposit the clay in Clio Bay.
When asked what would happen if the plan was met with opposition Robinson Riddell replied: “We’re here to listen to people and to get their feedback and to work together because Chevron’s going to be in this community, we plan, for a very long time so we plan to be a good neighbour. That’s why we’re here listening to people, holding an open house and as plans come together, later down the road, we’re going to hold more open houses to keep people informed and hear people’s feedback.”
She told us this was the best plan for the clay. They have been told by experts the industry is changing and moving the clay and putting it to use in this way is not wasting it, it becomes a resource which can be used to benefit somewhere else. This is what industries currently do.
If you missed the open house, you can provide input at their office in downtown Kitimat. For further information, you can email them at KitimatLNGfeedback,,,chevron.com.