Will TransCanada’s Energy East Pipeline impact our river, our communities?

The Ontario Energy Board to present its assessments of the Energy East application in order to help inform the position of the Ontario government when it intervenes in the National Energy Board hearing on the pipeline.

In the second part of a consultation with Ontarians about the potential impacts of the proposed Energy East pipeline in Ontario, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) will present its assessments of the Energy East application. Technical advisors hired by the OEB will discuss pipeline engineering, safety and integrity, environmental and socio-economic considerations, and natural gas pricing. The objective is to help inform the position of the Ontario government when it intervenes in the National Energy Board hearing on the pipeline.

Two of the discussions will be held within the Ottawa River watershed: North Bay on Wednesday, January 21 and Ottawa (Kanata) on Thursday, January 22 and both will take place from 6-9:30pm. Representatives from Ottawa Riverkeeper will attend the meeting in Ottawa, so come out with us to learn about the Energy East Pipeline and ask your questions!

pipeline map

In the meantime, check out this interactive map of the route of the pipeline as it crosses through the Ottawa River watershed and see just how close it could be to you!

 

 

Can’t make it out to the discussions?

If you can’t make it out in person, you can attend by participating in the presentation online or access all of the Part Two – Community Discussion Documents to be presented at the discussions.

The OEB is also accepting written comments from Ontarians on this project, so be sure to submit your thoughts before Friday, February 6 2015.

For complete details on the event please go to the OEB website.

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