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Energy East Pipeline – ORA Comments

TransCanada is proposing to build the Energy East Pipeline which would carry tar sands oil in the form of DilBit or crude oil, from Alberta to New Brunswick.  This would entail converting 3,000 kilometres (km) of existing natural gas pipeline in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario, and building over 1,500 km of new pipeline through Quebec and New Brunswick.

ORA’s Comments: Continue reading


Energy East Pipeline – Get Informed

Posted 8 March 2014

The Energy East Pipeline Pre-Application was just filed by TransCanada, and public consultation is beginning.

You can register for the OEB Province-Wide Stakeholder Community Discussion Meetings here, and find details of when and where discussion meetings will take place here.

Volume 2 of their Project Description, section 1.11, lists the Ontario rivers that would be impacted, which are listed below for your convenience.

1.11.4 Ontario Water (Volume 2)

In ON, the ON West, Northern Ontario, and the North Bay Shortcut segments cross two primary watersheds (the Nelson River and Great Lakes–St. Lawrence watershed) and 41 named river crossings including:

  • Winnipeg River
  • Wabigoon River
  • Dog River
  • Black Sturgeon River
  • Kenogami River
  • Pagwachuan River
  • Nagagami River
  • Kabinakagami River
  • Opasatika River
  • Kapuskasing River
  • Mattagami River
  • Frederick House River
  • Blanche River
  • Montreal River
  • Madawaska River
  • Mississippi River
  • Rideau River
  • South Nation River

Preliminary List of Watercourse Crossings Requiring a Site Specific Design by Province of Ontario:

  • Hoasic Creek
  • Hoople Creek
  • Raisin River
  • McIntyre Creek
  • Riviere Beaudette
  • Riviere Delisle
  • East Rigaud River
  • Rigaud River

1.11.5 Ontario Wetlands (Volume 2, P1-48)

In Ontario, three wetland areas crossed by the Project have been designated as provincially significant. These include:

  • Delisle River (0.3 ha)
  • Froatburn Swamp (8.3 ha)
  • Glen Becker Swamp (5.6 ha)
  • Hosaic Creek (1.2 ha)
  • Ingleside (4.2 ha)

There will be up to 72 pumping stations which may carry an increased risk of spills.  Locations are yet to be determined through public and First Nation consultations.