UPDATE: Sadly, TransCanada has canceled this project. See PCA’s comment on this announcement here.
About the project
TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline is a 4,500-kilometre pipeline that will transport approximately 1.1 million barrels of crude oil per day from Alberta and Saskatchewan to the refineries of Eastern Canada and a marine terminal in New Brunswick.
Why it matters
Energy East will create more than 14,000 full-time jobs each year – good paying jobs that support families – and over $10 billion in additional tax revenues that can help build important infrastructure that we rely on every day, like roads, schools and hospitals.
These workers and contractors will stay in local hotels, eat in local restaurants, and buy clothes and tools in communities along the 4,500-kilometre pipeline route. There will also be a trickle-down effect for many Canadian companies that TransCanada has chosen to work with – and their own suppliers.
What you can do
PCA has applied to be an intervenor to the NEB panel in Fall of 2016. However, the NEB will be starting second round of consultations for the public, also commencing in the Fall of 2016. The details have not yet been announced but when they are we will be sure to notify you.
You can also follow TransCanada’s action portal on this project here.