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TransCanada says it's cancelling Energy East, Eastern Mainline pipeline projects

CALGARY — TransCanada says it's cancelling plans for the Energy East pipeline and Eastern Mainline projects. The Calgary-based company said previously that it was suspending its efforts to get regulatory approvals for the mega projects.
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CALGARY — TransCanada says it's cancelling plans for the Energy East pipeline and Eastern Mainline projects.

The Calgary-based company said previously that it was suspending its efforts to get regulatory approvals for the mega projects.

Energy East was conceived as a way to ship Alberta oilsands production as far east as Saint John, New Brunswick.

TransCanada says it will inform the National Energy Board that it will no longer be proceeding with its applications for both pipelines. 

It's also going to withdraw from a Quebec environmental review.

The controversial plan met with opposition in North Bay as part of the pipeline would go through a natural gas pipeline under Trout Lake.  

The Council of Canadians is celebrating the cancellation of the Energy East pipeline project. 

The organization has been organizing to stop Energy East since the first day it was announced.

“The end of Energy East shows that extreme energy projects are part of our past not our future,” says Maude Barlow, Honorary Chairperson of the Council of Canadians in a morning statement.

“For all of our sakes, Kinder Morgan, Line 3, Line 10 and Keystone XL must face the same fate.”

The Council adds, the opposition of communities and organizations has played a decisive role in halting the controversial project.

The Canadian Press



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