Every member of the Energy East Pipeline Project team is fully committed to protecting the environment and keeping you safe while delivering jobs and economic benefits that will help our communities flourish. Our current advertising campaign introduces you to a few of them.
Meet Rebekah – Building Energy East Safely
An environmental planner with TransCanada, Rebekah’s commitment to protecting our land, water and wildlife is a top priority. With that in mind, she spends much of her time talking to people in the communities along the proposed pipeline route. Many of those conversations focus on how the Energy East team assesses risk and the potential impact on the environment. The residents, landowners, mothers or business owners she talks to want to know more about our routing principles and environmental protection measures. And our team is proud to answer their questions.
“Everywhere that I’ve travelled, I’ve met and talked with curious and engaged people,” says Rebekah. “They care deeply about the environment and safety, and so do we at TransCanada. We work closely with landowners, communities and environmental experts all along the proposed route to minimize the environmental footprint. By working together, we all benefit.” Rebekah believes in this project’s potential, and this means a long-term commitment to the environment.
Meet Jon – Building Energy East for Communities
Jon knows Ontario inside and out. As TransCanada’s community relations lead for the province, he has travelled across it several times over, meeting people and listening to their concerns about safety and the environment. He has also heard their excitement over the new jobs and economic opportunities the pipeline will bring.
“In places like Northern Ontario, TransCanada has been part of many communities for more than 50 years,” notes Jon who has attended over 40 open houses. “Thanks to TransCanada’s Canadian Mainline system, they know we’re a good neighbour. They’ve seen first-hand how a pipeline can create jobs and tax revenues that help the community prosper. They know a pipeline will bring us all a chance to build a stronger Ontario, and a stronger Canada.”
Jon believes in working together to build something we’re all proud of, and that means everyone having a voice. That’s why he works directly with people like you.
Meet Caroline – Building Energy East Together
Caroline, community relations lead for the Energy East Pipeline Project in Québec, knows that before building a pipeline, we must first build strong and transparent relationships with our neighbours. She believes that working side-by-side with community members makes the project even stronger.
Caroline is part of a team that has hosted more than 27 open houses across Québec. She has spoken one-on-one with hundreds of individuals and community leaders about what this project will mean to them.
“People in Québec aren’t as familiar with pipelines and they have lots of questions about safety. They are reassured when they learn about all the safety steps we’ll take from the development to the construction and operation of the pipeline, and when they hear that our highly-trained staff will monitor the pipeline 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” Caroline says.
“Hearing their concerns gives us the opportunity to make this project even stronger. Energy East will bring jobs, tax revenues and other important economic benefits for all of Québec – and that is something we can all be proud of.”
Our commitment to being a good neighbour is a long-term one. “Our relationship with the communities in which we work doesn’t stop when the pipeline is built,” she notes. “This is actually where our job really begins – when the pipeline is in operation, and during the entire life of the project.”
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