How much do you know about Energy East?
Since announcing the project in August 2013, our teams have travelled across the country meeting with thousands of Canadians – landowners, Indigenous communities, local residents and elected officials – to answer questions and give the facts on a project that will finally allow our country to use its own energy resources instead of importing foreign oil at a premium.
In Quebec alone, we have held 27 open houses – in Batiscan, Saint-Honoré-de-Témiscouata, St-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Trois-Rivières, and about 20 other communities – answering important questions on our safety measures or the direct benefits the project will bring to local communities.
There is a lot to know about Energy East, and what it means to your province. The positive impacts of the project will be far-reaching.
Here are six key facts about Energy East in Québec.
For Quebec, these tangible benefits will reverberate through the economy during the development and construction phase but also years after Energy East begins operating.
And the economic benefits are just part of the story.
Pipelines offer the most environmentally-responsible method of transporting oil across the country. It’s a fact, backed up by independent research. They are also designed, constructed and operated under the most stringent safety standards and regulations – from pipe steel strength and weld x-rays to around-the-clock satellite monitoring and regular in-line inspections with high-tech tools.
This is why more and more voices are publically backing Energy East, like the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal and the Federation of Quebec Chambers of Commerce recently did. Energy East is garnering support in Québec and across the whole country.