Enbridge Gas Distribution is seeking permission from the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) to build a $623.7 million natural gas pipeline in the Greater Toronto Area. This pipeline will bring gas developed through fracking — the injection of water, sand and chemicals into rock — in areas like Pennsylvania and New York. But there is a better answer: By investing half as much in energy conservation and efficiency — including gas alternatives like geothermal and solar water heating — Enbridge could save its customers $1.4 billion per year while cutting dangerous greenhouse gas emissions and making its pipeline system safer by lowering pressure during peak periods.
Submissions to the OEB
Council of Canadians submissions
Green Energy Coalition (David Suzuki Foundation, Sierra Club of Canada, Greenpeace, WWF) submissions:
Trans Canada Pipelines submission: