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Enbridge Pipelines Inc.- Line 3 Replacement Program
Public Comment Invited on the Review of Related Upstream Greenhouse Gas Emissions Estimates

April 25, 2016 — Environment and Climate Change Canada today has published the draft Review of Related Upstream Greenhouse Gas Emissions Estimates for the Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Project. The document provides an estimation of the GHG emissions released as a result of upstream production associated with the Line 3 Replacement project, and a discussion of the project's potential impact on GHG emissions.

The Line 3 project proposes to replace sections of the existing Line 3 pipeline between Hardisty, Alberta and Gretna, Manitoba. The predicted average annual capacity of the new pipeline is 760,000 barrels per day. The National Energy Board (NEB) has conducted an environmental assessment of the Project. The NEB Report , which has also been released today, describes their conclusions and provides a list of recommended conditions that would apply to the project, should it be approved.

This Assessment is the first example of an upstream greenhouse gas assessment using Environment and Climate Change Canada's proposed methodology published on March 19, 2016 for estimating the upstream greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with oil and gas projects undergoing federal environmental assessments.

Environment and Climate Change Canada invites the public, Indigenous people, governments and other interested parties to comment and provide input on the draft upstream GHG assessment. All comments received will be posted on the Agency's online public registry.

After review and consideration of public comments, a final assessment will be available on the Agency's online public registry. The final Upstream GHG Assessment is one of several measures that are being taken in accordance with the interim principles the Government has announced to guide decision-making on projects. It will be submitted to Governor in Council to inform decision making on the Project.

Written comments in either official language should be sent by May 25, 2016 by mail, fax, or email to:

Environment and Climate Change Canada
12th Floor, 351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3,
819-420-7410 (fax)

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