Our work on the Energy East pipeline review has been eventful to say the least.
As you might remember, late last month, we called for the National Energy Board members involved in closed-door meetings about Energy East to step-down. And it worked! All three panel members involved in the review of TransCanada’s pipeline recused themselves from the process.
After that news broke, we had a ton of supporters like you ask: “What’s next?”
Well, we want you to be the first to know: Today, we sent a letter to the National Energy Board telling it that the current review process is void and must start from scratch.
When the Energy East panel recused itself, it acknowledged the review was tainted by a reasonable apprehension of bias. According to the law, this means that the pipeline’s review must go back to square one and TransCanada must resubmit its application for review.
Our client on this file is Transition Initiative Kenora, a grassroots community group committed to improving the quality of life for everyone in Kenora, Ont., and the Treaty 3 area. Hundreds of communities like Kenora lie along this pipeline’s proposed path and will face the brunt of harm if a spill occurs. They deserve a credible review process that is fair from start to finish.
Help us make that happen.
The louder that we can make our calls for a credible and fair review process of Energy East, the harder it will be for the Board to ignore them.
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