Building positive relationships
TransCanada’s 65 years of experience has resulted in more than 60,000 positive relationships with landowners in North America. The Coastal GasLink team has been working closely with landowners to identify land restrictions, access routes and other construction requirements. Our ongoing objective is to cause as little disturbance to the land and to landowners as possible.
Facts for landowners:
- A right-of-way easement, negotiated in good faith between the landowner and the pipeline company, would grant Coastal GasLink the right to construct, operate and maintain a pipeline on a piece of property.
- The landowner retains ownership of the land.
- Compensation is negotiated on the basis of (but not limited to) market value, land use and many site-specific details.
- All negotiations are confidential.
- Landowners can use the land for normal agricultural purposes (plowing, fertilizing, disking, harrowing, cultivating, seeding, spraying, tilling, baling, rolling and harvesting) without having to notify TransCanada.
- No permanent structures can be built on the right-of-way.
- Always call before you dig. The biggest risk to a pipeline is when a landowner or a contractor conducts unauthorized activity or excavation on the right-of-way.
- Coastal GasLink is responsible for any restoration costs for damages to the land caused by the operation of its pipeline.
When planning our pipeline route, we consider environmental factors, stakeholder and community feedback and constructability.