The often delayed and much maligned Energy East Pipeline in Canada will be given new life by the appointment of three new members of the National Energy Board charged with making a determination whether the pipeline should go ahead.
The previous Energy East pipeline panel stepped down amidst questions about a potential conflict of interest last year.
The review panel will examine a proposed 4,500-kilometre pipeline that would carry 1.1-million barrels of crude oil per day from Alberta and Saskatchewan to refineries in Eastern Canada and a marine terminal in New Brunswick.
"While the details have yet to be determined, Canadians can be assured that the Energy East hearing will be fair, transparent, timely and accessible," said a Monday news release on the NEB website. "In the coming weeks, they (the panelists) will determine how to move forward with this review process."