Quebec to seek injunction against Energy East

MONTREAL - The Quebec government is seeking an injunction against the Energy East pipeline project.

Environment Minister David Heurtel says he wants the $15.7-billion project to be subject to the province's environmental regulations.

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Heurtel told a news conference in Montreal this morning he has asked TransCanada Pipelines Ltd.(TSX:TRP) to supply a report on the environmental impacts of Energy East in Quebec.

His announcement comes a few weeks after a coalition of Quebec environmental groups said it would take legal action against the project for the same reasons.

TransCanada has not replied to Quebec's requests for formal notice, saying Energy East is subject only to federal regulation.

The pipeline would carry 1.1 million barrels a day of western crude as far east as Saint John, N.B., serving domestic refineries and international customers.



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