Enbridge’s Line 10 Westover Segment Replacement Project in southern Ontario has received approval from the National Energy Board. After evaluating the evidence, the NEB believes the project is in the public interest and has imposed a total of 46 conditions covering a wide range of matters, including emergency management and environmental protection.
Provided the conditions and company commitments are satisfied, the NEB feels the project will not have significant adverse environmental effects. In their decision, the three-member Hearing Panel noted that Enbridge had revised the project route during the course of the hearing process based on consultation from stakeholders. They also highlighted the company’s commitment to work with Indigenous groups to ensure their involvement in the monitoring of construction, post-construction and decommissioning activities.
This decision follows a public hearing that included several written steps, a community meeting where Six Nations of the Grand River provided Oral Traditional Evidence and oral cross examination and final argument.
As set out in Federal legislation, construction of pipelines of less than 25 miles does not need Cabinet approval. The NEB will oversee compliance with the conditions associated to this decision through the project’s lifecycle.