Dalhousie Law Journal


EnCana, Scotian Shelf, Deep Panuke Project, gas, aboriginal, Canada, fishing, decommissioning


EnCana is proposing to develop the second gas producing project in the Scotian Shelf, the Deep Panuke Project. The author examines modifications to the Project from that initially proposed in 2002, the use of the previously approved Comprehensive Study Report, and the procedure for public review and approval. The author will also discuss major issues identified during the public hearing, held before a member of the NEB and the Commissioner appointed by the C-NSOPB, including EnCana's alternative options for carrying out the project, consultation with the Aboriginal communities, Canada-Nova Scotia benefits matters, consultation and engagement with the fishing industry, and EnCana's proposal for abandonment and decommissioning.