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TransCanada Scraps Port On $12B Pipeline To Avoid Belugas

Law360, New York (April 2, 2015, 3:42 PM EDT) -- TransCanada Corp. will no longer build a marine oil export terminal in Cacouna, Quebec, as part of the $12 billion Energy East pipeline, because of environmental concerns that include endangering beluga whales in the Saint Lawrence River, the company said Thursday.

The company said it will explore other options for building a marine terminal for the 4,600-kilometer (2,858-mile) pipeline.

"This decision is the result of the recommended change in status of the beluga whales to endangered and ongoing discussions we have had with communities and key...
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