Members of the National Energy Board (l-r) Shane Parrish, panel chair Lyne Mercier and Jamie Ballem get ready to listen to presentations during hearings held March 5, 6 and 7 in Clearwater to look at routing details of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

NEB holds hearings in Clearwater

National Energy Board looks at details of Trans Mountain expansion project’s planned route

By Keith McNeill

National Energy Board looks at details of Trans Mountain expansion project’s planned route


(L-r) National Energy Board lawyer Rebecca Brown points at a map while Greg Toth, senior project director for the Trans Mountain expansion project, and landowner John Richardson of Avola look on. There were originally going to be nine hearings in Clearwater but that number got reduced to three, and then one of the three did not show up. The board’s decisions should be available in two or three months. Photos by Keith McNeill

Participants in a detailed route hearing sit at four tables in the Clearwater Legion Hall on Tuesday, March 6. At the far end are three National Energy Board panellists, on the right are five Trans Mountain representatives, staff members from NEB sit on the table on the left, and at the near table are complainants and lawyers.

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