Irving wants new criteria dropped in Energy East review

Irving Oil wants the National Energy Board to reject two new criteria set by the new panel examining the Energy East pipeline proposal.

Irving sent a letter to the board saying the panel should not consider the pipeline’s effect on marine traffic in the Bay of Fundy or on downstream emissions caused by the end users of the gas or oil. The company said the end users will use relatively the same amount of fuel as they are now, so the emissions would be about the ame. It also says marine traffic is already monitored closed in the Bay…and that is sufficient.