December 12, 2016 / 6:41 PM / in 2 years

UPDATE 1-Canada to name replacement panel for Energy East pipeline

(Recasts with announcement)

OTTAWA, Dec 12 (Reuters) - The Canadian government on Monday named three replacement members for a National Energy Board panel examining TransCanada Corp’s Energy East pipeline, the Natural Resources Canada federal agency said in a statement.

The original three-person panel quit in early September after it emerged two members had privately met a TransCanada consultant before the hearings formally started. The pipeline faces fierce opposition from environmental groups. (Reporting by David Ljunggren; Additional reporting by Ethan Lou in Calgary, Alberta; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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