The hearing for two pipeline projects is close to re-starting.
On Wednesday, the National Energy Board released the draft lists of issues and scope of the factors for environmental assessments for the Energy East and Eastern Mainline projects.
These draft lists are expected to be the topics the new hearing panel will be considering during their review of the projects.
Back in January, the NEB announced they were throwing away all previous rulings and starting over from scratch. This included the determination that both projects applications are complete and a decision to review the applications via a single hearing.
Included in the new draft lists are economic, commercial, financial, safety, aboriginal, and other considerations. In a report, the Hearing panel notes they would also like to review the upstream and downstream of gas emissions from both pipelines.
The NEB is also asking the public for their input in what they believe should be reviewed. People will have until May 31 to send in their comments.
The final draft lists are expected to be made public by early summer.
The Energy East Pipeline would carry bitumen resources from Alberta to Saint John, New Brunswick to give access to Atlantic markets.
The Eastern Mainline Pipeline would see a new gas pipeline and related components in Ontario.