On January 9, 2017, the National Energy Board appointed three new members to hear the Energy East application following the recusal of the previous panel. The new panel members are Mr. Don Ferguson, Ms. Carole Malo, and Mr. Marc Paquin. On January 27, 2017, the new Energy East Hearing panel released its first ruling in the matter of the Energy East proceeding.
The new panel has voided all decisions of the previous panel as possibly tainted by bias. In effect, the hearing will start over again from scratch.
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