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Thursday, December 19, 2013

OEB launches Energy East consultation

The Ontario Energy Board has set up a website with information about its pending public consultation on the TransCanada Energy East Project.  Although the project falls within the federal jurisdiction, the Province of Ontario intends to participate in the approval process as an intervenor and is seeking comments on the positions it should be taking on the following four areas of "potential impact":

  • The impacts on Ontario natural gas consumers in terms of rates, reliability and access to supply, especially those consumers in eastern and northern Ontario
  • The impacts on pipeline safety and the natural environment in Ontario
  • The impacts on local communities as well as First Nations and Métis communities
  • The short and long term economic impacts of the project in Ontario

  • Public meetings will be scheduled for February and March, 2014.

    The website can be accessed at: The Ontario Energy Board Energy East Consultation.