Published: Fri, October 06, 2017
Global | By Maureen Mccoy

Mayor reacts to Energy East

Mayor reacts to Energy East

Nonetheless, this is an unfortunate outcome for Canadians. October 5, 2017, she called on the National Energy Board to send a "clear" message on how it intends to evaluate pipelines in the future.

The Calgary-based company said previously that it was suspending its efforts to get regulatory approvals for the mega projects. He also rejected criticism that the changes to the rules of assessment of the pipeline project have precipitated the abandonment of the project.

"This project was so wrong and so risky, its hard to believe it was seriously contemplated", Gretchen Fitzgerald, national program director of environmental organization the Sierra Club, said.

Further east, in neighboring New Brunswick, the tone was more downbeat.

December 17, 2015: TransCanada files an amended application and cost estimate of $15.7 billion for Energy East.

The company said it would take a C$1 billion after-tax non-cash charge in its fourth quarter.

"Justin Trudeau and (Natural Resources Minister) Jim Carr stood behind a climate review for Energy East, and that's admirable, but it also makes me wonder why they don't have the same concerns about Kinder Morgan, a pipeline they approved without considering the climate impact", read her emailed comments.

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As Energy East supporters lamented the loss of jobs and revenue, Indigenous opponents, environmental activists and a number of Quebec politicians celebrated.

Environment Minister David Heurtel says he wanted the $15.7-billion project to be subject to the province's environmental regulations.

The NEB had to restart Energy East's application in 2016 after protests in Montreal shut down a hearing. Among other demands, Quebec insisted that the project be subject to an environmental assessment and that TransCanada must guarantee an emergency plan in case of a spill, consult with communities including aboriginal groups along the route and ensure the project doesn't reduce the province's gas supply. The construction of the Energy East pipeline was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The NEB board received the motions after a news report revealed the two members met with ex-Quebec premier Jean Charest, who was at the time a paid consultant for TransCanada.

Irving Oil has worked together with TransCanada on this project since it was first announced in 2013.

The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association and Regina Mayor Michael Fougere also spoke in favour of Energy East. The board said all hearing steps and related deadlines for the TransCanada Corp. project are no longer applicable as the new panel begins its review.

The Canadian National Energy Board told the company in late August that the projects' environmental reviews would look at the total lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the projects - including from extracting, processing, transporting, refining, and eventually burning the fossil fuels.

Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU), Canada's largest oil, gas and refining company by market capitalization, had hoped Energy East would allow it to replace USA and offshore oil at its 137,000-barrel-per-day Montreal refinery, said spokeswoman Sneh Seetal.

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