The National Energy Board (NEB) has announced that it will hold a public hearing to review an application from Enbridge to replace a section of its Line 21 pipeline in the Northwest Territories. The hearing will begin the week of August 8 at the Fort Simpson Recreation Centre.
The hearing will include a cross-examination and argument. The NEB will also hear traditional evidence from Indigenous participants. The hearing will be broadcast in English and Dene Zhatie.
To help participants understand how the NEB will review this application, NEB staff will hold an information session on 6 June at the Fort Simpson Recreation Centre.
The NEB has accepted all requests for participation. Five groups have been granted Intervenor status and six groups have been granted Commenter status.
Enbridge applied to the NEB to replace a 2.5 km long section of its Line 21 pipeline, also known as the Norman Wells Pipeline. The new pipe would be installed under the Mackenzie River using a trenchless crossing method called horizontal directional drilling. Enbridge is also requesting permission to leave the section of pipeline that is being replaced under the Mackenzie River (decommission).
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