Energy East Pipeline

Thank You Chute-à-Blondeau from the Energy East Pipeline project team

Recently, TransCanada returned to Chute-à-Blondeau to discuss our proposed Energy East Pipeline project with the community. Our team listened as community members shared their thoughts on topics that ranged from pipeline integrity and water protection to natural gas prices and emergency response planning. First, we’d like to say thank you for welcoming us back into your community. These events and the feedback we receive are a large part of our public engagement program and something TransCanada takes very seriously. If it’s important to you, then it’s important to us. We also want to ensure that everyone has the facts about these important topics. Here are a few key answers to the most common questions we heard from Chute-à-Blondeau residents:

• Special measures will be adopted to ensure the protection of local water supplies including using thicker-walled pipe and placing extra sensors and valves closer together in these sensitive areas.

• The age of the pipeline is not an indication of its integrity. Well-maintained pipelines can operate safely indefinitely, and TransCanada invests hundreds of millions of dollars every year to maintain and protect our pipeline systems.

• The project’s comprehensive Emergency Response Plan will be designed in collaboration with local emergency officials and will be specific to local area needs and concerns.

• TransCanada is committed to ensuring there is enough pipeline capacity to meet the current and future needs of natural gas consumers. The cost of supplying natural gas to Ontario and Quebec markets will not go up as a result of Energy East. I have been with TransCanada for 23 years and am very proud of our safety record and the people who work each day to uphold it. Thank you once again for hosting us and sharing your thoughts. We appreciate your hospitality and look forward to meeting with you again very soon. Please visit our website at for more information.


John Van Der Put Vice-President, Energy East Pipeline Project

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