STATEMENT: NEB expands focus for Energy East assessment

Press release - August 23, 2017
With regards to the lists of Issues and EA Factors documents for the Energy East Pipeline Ltd. and TransCanada PipeLines Limited Energy East Project and Asset Transfer, and Eastern Mainline Project, here is Greenpeace Canada’s standpoint on select issues

August 23 2017 -Toronto: with regards to the lists of Issues and EA Factors documents for the Energy East Pipeline Ltd. and TransCanada PipeLines Limited Energy East Project and Asset Transfer, and Eastern Mainline Project, here is Greenpeace Canada’s standpoint on select issues, as we find that

“there are some promising developments here, including a consideration of the emissions from producing and burning the oil that passes through the pipeline and how this relates to broader climate change policies. But the all-important details on how that will affect the final decision on the pipeline's approval are still to be determined, which is a strong argument for putting the review on hold until the government’s modernization of the NEB and Environmental Assessment Acts is complete.”

Keith Stewart, Senior Energy Strategist , Greenpeace Canada