CALGARY, Aug. 29, 2016 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board is postponing tomorrow's Energy East Panel Session scheduled to occur in Montreal. This decision was made in light of a violent disruption in the hearing room this morning which threatened the security of everyone involved in the panel session.
The goals of these sessions are to provide a first informal opportunity to intervenors to ask questions about the Energy East application and share what matters most to them. The Board remains fully committed to these goals.
Therefore, the NEB will provide more information tomorrow about how it will hear from Montreal intervenors. Our first priority is the safety of everyone involved.
The National Energy Board is an independent federal regulator of several parts of Canada's energy industry with the safety of Canadians and protection of the environment as its top priority. Its purpose is to regulate pipelines, energy development and trade in the Canadian public interest. For more information on the NEB and its mandate, please visit www.neb-one.gc.ca.
SOURCE National Energy Board
For further information: Marc Drolet, Communications Officer, National Energy Board, Montreal Office, Email: Marc.Drolet@neb-one.gc.ca, Cell: 514-476-9911; Sarah Kiley, Communications Officer, National Energy Board, Email: Sarah.Kiley@neb-one.gc.ca, Cell: 403-614-6526, Telephone (toll-free) 1-800-899-1265