LA MALBAIE, Quebec (AP) -- A proposed oil pipeline through eastern Canada is getting some support from south of the border.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage says it’s a great project that could make more oil available to his country’s eastern seaboard states.
TransCanada Corp.’s Energy East pipeline project, which still has to clear regulatory reviews, would deliver up to 1.1 million barrels per day from Alberta to Saint John, New Brunswick, by 2018.
LePage says he would like to see oil transported by pipeline rather than rail, calling the train disaster in Lac Megantic, Quebec, this summer a "perfect storm" involving aging equipment and human error.
The tracks used to transport western oil to New Brunswick through Maine.
LePage is attending the meeting of New England governors and eastern Canadian premiers in Quebec.