TORONTO, March 3, 2014 /CNW/ - The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) today released information about the next
phases of its consultation with Ontarians on the impact of
TransCanada's proposed Energy East Pipeline.
The Board will hold a series of interactive community discussions along
the proposed pipeline route to consult with local residents. There will
be an opportunity for local organizations to inform the discussions
through brief presentations.
The community discussions will take place in:
March 25, 2014
March 26, 2014
March 31, 2014
April 1, 2014
April 2, 2014
April 7, 2014
April 8, 2014
The Board will also be holding separate meetings during the same period
to seek the views of First Nation and Métis communities regarding the
Energy East project.
In addition to the local community discussions, the Ontario Energy Board
will organize a conference to further discuss broader issues of concern
to Ontarians, including the economic impact of the Energy East project
on Ontario, the impact on gas consumers, and the environment and
pipeline safety. The location and date of the conference will be
The Ontario Minister of Energy has asked the OEB to examine and report
on the Energy East project from an Ontario perspective. The Ontario
Government will use the Board's report to inform its own position, when
it participates in the hearings on the proposed pipeline at the
National Energy Board. The OEB has no jurisdiction over the Energy East
The proposed Energy East Pipeline is an approximately $12 billion
project to transport crude oil from Western Canada through Ontario to
Quebec and New Brunswick.
In Ontario, TransCanada proposes to convert approximately 1,900
kilometres of existing pipeline, construct about 100 kilometres of new
pipeline, and build approximately 30 pumping stations.
The OEB has a website www.ontarioenergyboard.ca/oebenergyeast where Ontarians can get more information about the project, signup for
e-updates, and offer their views.
Read our Backgrounder http://www.ontarioenergyboard.ca/OEB/_Documents/Press%20Releases/bckgrndr_AboutOEB_20140303.pdf) to learn more about the OEB and its role in the Energy East approvals
Local organizations interested in making a brief presentation are
encouraged to contact the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling our Media Line below.
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SOURCE: Ontario Energy Board
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