Canada NEB

How Government Can Often Make The Environment Worse

Jasmin Guénette | Posted 05.19.2017 | Canada Politics
Jasmin Guénette

Canadian firms spend billions of dollars each year to minimize the environmental and social effects of the manufacture and transport of their products. These investments include money spent on research and development, on building infrastructure and maintaining it, on making sure day-to-day processes are working well, and on complying with regulations.

Dismantle National Energy Board, Liberal-Appointed Panel Urges

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.15.2017 | Canada Politics

2 new agencies recommended instead.

Kinder Morgan Project Was Approved Using A Flawed Process

Adam Olsen | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

I am profoundly disappointed with the federal government's approval of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Expansion Project. As an intervenor in the National Energy Board (NEB) hearings, I witnessed first hand that the process was fundamentally flawed.

How Do We Reconcile Trudeau's Pipeline Approval With Paris Commitment?

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada
Gerard Montpetit

On the 26th of November, the announcement became public: the government of Mr. Justin Trudeau had decided to approve Kinder Morgan's TransMountain pip...

Canadian Renewable Power Grew Six-Fold In A Decade: NEB

CP | Dan Healing, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Business

Carbon emissions from power generation are down 40 per cent.

Big Oil Hits New Low With Financial 'Blackmail' Of Government

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Gerard Montpetit

Before using the threat of equalization payments as a "poke in the ribs" to provinces such as British Columbia and Quebec, perhaps the petroleum industry should rethink its own dependency on subsidies. It should be aware that it, too, is vulnerable to budgetary policy.

Odds Of Energy East Pipeline Getting Built Now Very Slim

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada Business

Odds of pipeline being built now 3-to-1 against, CIBC says.

Shut Down National Energy Board Reviews, Climate Groups Urge Trudeau

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Business

Regulator has lost legitimacy over conflict-of-interest allegations, groups say.

The View From Quebec Of The NEB's Energy East Hearings

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Politics
Gerard Montpetit

As the month of August draws to a close, the National Energy Board (NEB) begins its hearings on the Energy East pipeline project amidst a swirl of controversy. But the most objectionable aspect of the hearings of the NEB is the fact that it is engulfed in a sea of questionable ethical considerations.

Energy East Hearings Postponed After Protests Cause 'Violent Disruption'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.30.2016 | Canada Business

Protesters broke into the downtown venue and started screaming and chanting.

Oil Prices To Pass $100 A Barrel .. In 25 Years, NEB Predicts

CP | Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada Business

What was a normal oil price two years ago won't be seen again for a quarter century.

Trudeau Has Broken His Promise To Overhaul The National Energy Board

Cameron Fenton | Posted 01.21.2017 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

While it's so ridiculous that you can't help but laugh at it, it's also unjust, anti-democratic and something that Canada's new prime minister promised would never happen again. Last June, now-Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled his party's environmental platform standing with his back to the Burrard Inlet in Vancouver's Kitsilano neighborhood. With a withering critique that Stephen Harper's government had "chosen to be a cheerleader instead of a referee" when it came to pipelines, he promised a complete overhaul of the National Energy Board assessment process.

Althia Raj

Liberals 'Assessing' If They Can Remove Tory Appointments | Althia Raj | Posted 11.27.2015 | Canada Politics

The Tory appointments kicked in only after the federal election.

NEB Changes Tune, May Consider Emissions In Pipeline Decisions

CBC | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Business

Canada's national energy regulator has made it abundantly clear that it doesn't want to get involved in climate change discussions when evaluating maj...

NEB Accused Of Rushing Regulatory Process For Energy East

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada Alberta

"I want a clear answer on why they're rushing ahead."

National Energy Board Vows More Transparency On Pipeline Inspections

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER - The chairman of the National Energy Board is vowing to make pipeline inspection reports public in his latest effort to make the embattled ...

Why Won't the NEB Order a Safety Test of Enbridge's Line 9?

DeSmog Canada | Posted 05.28.2016 | Canada Business
DeSmog Canada

Environmental and citizen groups in Quebec are demanding the National Energy Board explain why it refuses to order a hydrostatic safety test of Enbridge's Line 9 pipeline, a west-to-east oil pipeline that could come online as early as next month. A hydrostatic test or hydrotest is a commonly used method to determine whether a pipeline can operate safely at its maximum operating pressure. The test involves pumping water through the pipeline at levels higher than average operating pressures.

Oil Spill Cleanup Plan Needs Work: NEB Chairman

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER - The chairman of the National Energy Board says the regulator has been "too conservative" in demanding information from oil pipeline compan...

National Energy Board Tracks Pipeline Incidents With Interactive Map

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.13.2015 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The National Energy Board has launched an interactive map on its website that tracks spills and other pipeline incidents.Users can filter th...

Canada Needs To Admit It Has No Climate Change Reviews, Plans or Policy

Cameron Fenton | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

The bottom-line is that Canada needs to get serious about climate change, and that starts with acknowledging that the emperor has no clothes. It's a reality made even more glaring by recent United States Environmental Protection Agency report that found that the Keystone XL pipeline would have a significant impact on carbon emissions from tar sands expansion. With the NEB application period closing on March 3 and hundreds of people across Canada already having applied asking to speak on climate, the NEB could choose to buck from Harper's agenda and include climate change in the review.

Enbridge to apply for NEB permission to start up Line 9 pipeline to Montreal

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Business

CALGARY - Enbridge Inc. expects its newly reversed Line 9 pipeline between southwestern Ontario and Montreal will come into service by the end of June...

Kinder Morgan Pipeline Ruling Weakens Faith In NEB

Carol Linnitt | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

"Basically for the last year or so we've watched more and more information be denied to us intervenors in the National Energy Board process."

Quebecers, Don't Let TransCanada's Sweet Words Fool You Into Supporting the Pipeline

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada Business
Gerard Montpetit

Would the spokesmen for TransCanada be able to give a logical explanation as to how mere transshipment of petroleum using automated pumping systems would create jobs or any worthwhile economic activity in our province?

Has The National Energy Board Been ‘Captured By Industry'?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada Business

The notion of “regulatory capture” — a regulator essentially becoming a tool of the industry it’s meant to regulate — is not new in the U.S....

Hang On To Your Wallet: 'T-Rex' Of Winters Could Bite

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.11.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Hang on to your wallet and put on an extra sweater.Energy industry players say they've learned from last year's so-called polar vortex and ar...