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TransCanada withdraws Energy East pipeline application

The Energy East pipeline review application is at an end. TransCanada wrote to the National Energy Board (NEB) on October 5, 2017 formally withdrawing its applications for the Energy East Project, Asset Transfer (Energy East) and Eastern Mainline Project (EMP) (collectively, … Continue reading

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National Energy Board proposes consideration of upstream and downstream GHG emissions in Energy East Hearing

The National Energy Board (NEB) is seeking public input on what topics should be considered in the review of the Energy East and Eastern Mainline pipeline projects. The public will have until May 31 to provide their comments. The Hearing … Continue reading

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Trudeau moves to unwind Harper’s rollback of Canada’s environmental protection legislation

In 2012, the Harper government made a series of draconian changes to Canada’s  environmental protection legislation, not least the rules on federal environmental assessment and those dealing with the review of pipeline applications by the National Energy Board (NEB). In January … Continue reading

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NEB recommends conditional approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project

Amid a flurry of protest from environmentalists and First Nations, the National Energy Board (NEB) has recommended that Canada’s  Governor in Council approve the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (Project), subject to 157 conditions. Controversial aspects of the recommendation include the Board’s … Continue reading

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Trudeau Government Introduces Interim Measures for NEB Pipeline Hearings

We reported yesterday that the federal Government of Canada has introduced five principles that will guide its decision-making on major natural resource projects, while it undertakes a review of environmental assessment processes. Building on those principles, the government has announced interim measures for … Continue reading

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Public participation in federal environmental hearings: SCC refuses leave to appeal

The Supreme Court of Canada has refused leave to appeal a challenge to the constitutionality of the public participation provisions of the National Energy Board Act. In Quarmby, et al. v. Attorney General of Canada, et al., 2015 FCA (36353), … Continue reading

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OEB Report Concludes that Risks and Benefits of Energy East Need Better Balance

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) today released “Giving Ontarians a Voice on Energy East”, a report on its consultation and review of the proposed Energy East Pipeline. At the request of the Minister of Energy, the OEB led a review of the … Continue reading

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