Innovative review process
“The most innovative hearings in the National Energy Board’s history,” are underway, and TransCanada is pleased to take part in this stage of the Canadian government’s review process for the proposed Energy East Pipeline project.
After three years of engagement, scientific study and listening, the consolidated application for Energy East was accepted by the NEB in June, starting the clock on the regulator’s 21-month review of the 4,500 kilometer pipeline that will carry crude oil across the country from west to east.
As part of the NEB process, panel sessions kicked off August 8 in Saint John, and are being held along the proposed pipeline route until mid-December. The sessions provide a real opportunity for further stakeholder feedback on the project, and offer an opportunity to demonstrate the efforts made so far in each region to study the environment and listen to Indigenous and regional stakeholders talk about their concerns with the project.
Real local benefits
“This project will safely provide up to 1.1 million barrels a day of Canadian produced oil to Eastern Canada, responding to eastern Canadian energy needs while creating jobs, tax revenues and energy security for all Canadians for decades to come,” said John Soini, president of Energy East. “How we will do that in a safe and environmentally sustainable way that meets the expectations of our stakeholders is what we want to demonstrate to the NEB and to stakeholders throughout the course of these sessions.”
For example, in Saint John, this includes how TransCanada will protect the Bay of Fundy and provide real, local benefits to the community and to local Indigenous communities. Our introductory presentations for each panel session are being made available here. You can also find a copy of our full application on the NEB filing website. To learn more about the hearings, or to listen online click here.
“This will give us an opportunity for the folks in that great province of the country to actually refine Canadian oil there, create more jobs for Canadians that are paying taxes and growing this wonderful country,” said Joe Mancinelli, LiUNA International vice-president. “This is by far the safest and most environmentally way to transport oil.”
Support Energy East
Do you support the project? Please join the over 20,550 Canadians who have signed up as part of the Energy East Action Network, and remember to like and share Energy East on social media. And to learn more about TransCanada’s commitment to safety, and social, environmental and economic performance, read our 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.