As a consultant with Ryder and Associates (Suite 1000, Beau Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1N 2A3), you have been hired to assess the Energy East proposal and to advise the NEB
whether to approve or to reject the proposal, or to approve it with conditions. If you
Instructions: Please prepare a formal report that answers the following prompt. The formatting for your report should resemble that of the model report on pages 149-59
of Impact! Moreover, your report should include all of the following elements:
? A title page
? A letter of transmission
? An executive summary
? A report body (4-5 pages), with proper section headings and logical flow
? References to at least eight reliable print research resources (APA style referencing)
? A bibliography (APA style referencing)
Chapter 8 of Impact! and pages 126-44 of the Little Penguin Handbook will be useful resources as you prepare this assignment.
Prompt: Should the National Energy Board (NEB) approve the application submitted by TransCanada Oil Pipelines (Canada) Ltd. for the proposed Energy East project? If
approved, the project would create thousands of jobs across Canada, including 2,000 construction jobs in the province of New Brunswick, where current unemployment
stands at 11%. It would also result in an estimated $950 million savings in transmission costs for TransCanada in the first 15 years following completion. Along with
the Prime Minister of Canada, the premiers of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and New Brunswick have all voiced support for the proposal.
Opposition to the proposed pipeline, however, is fierce. While some stakeholders are concerned by the risks involved in retrofitting 3,000 km of 55-year-old natural
gas pipeline to carry crude oil, others worry that the project will interrupt or jeopardize the supply of natural gas to central and eastern Ontario. Environmental
concerns about transporting the dirtiest form of oil across most of Canada prompt others to object in principle to any pipeline of this nature.
Scenario: As a consultant with Ryder and Associates (Suite 1000, Beau Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1N 2A3), you have been hired to assess the Energy East proposal and to
advise the NEB whether to approve or to reject the proposal, or to approve it with conditions. If you recommend the latter option, you should specify what the
Please address your cover letter to the panel in charge of reviewing the application as follows:
Roland George, Lyne Mercier, and Jacques Gauthier
National Energy Board
517 Tenth Avenue SW
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