The new Energy East panel has come out with its first ruling for the NEB review process for Energy East, and its a big one.
All of the Panel's decisions are laid out in this newly released order with the exciting title: A81494-1 NEB Ruling No 1: How to recommence the Energy East Hearing. We provide a summary of the ruling below:
-The panel has decided that ALL decisions made by the previous panel are now null and void; meaning the hearing process is more or less back at square one
-This ruling means that the application completeness determination, the list of participants, list of issues and the hearing order are all voided
-The new panel will be determining if Energy East and Eastern Mainline will continue to be heard as joint hearing; those wishing to comment on this specific issues have until Wednesday February 15, 2017 at 2 pm EST through the e-filing system or the participation portal