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Reviewing a pipeline's impact on demand for oil will be a first for Canada.
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.
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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.
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On the 26th of November, the announcement became public: the government of Mr. Justin Trudeau had decided to approve Kinder Morgan's TransMountain pipeline to the port of Vancouver as well as renovati...
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Carbon emissions from power generation are down 40 per cent.
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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.
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Odds of pipeline being built now 3-to-1 against, CIBC says.
Regulator has lost legitimacy over conflict-of-interest allegations, groups say.
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.
Protesters broke into the downtown venue and started screaming and chanting.
What was a normal oil price two years ago won't be seen again for a quarter century.
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.
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The Tory appointments kicked in only after the federal election.
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Canada's national energy regulator has made it abundantly clear that it doesn't want to get involved in climate change discussions when evaluating major pipeline projects. The head of the National En...
"I want a clear answer on why they're rushing ahead."
VANCOUVER - The chairman of the National Energy Board is vowing to make pipeline inspection reports public in his latest effort to make the embattled regulator more transparent.Peter Watson says the r...
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.
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VANCOUVER - The chairman of the National Energy Board says the regulator has been "too conservative" in demanding information from oil pipeline companies and is moving to bolster disaster cleanup plan...
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CALGARY - The National Energy Board has launched an interactive map on its website that tracks spills and other pipeline incidents.Users can filter the information by location, the company involved an...
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.
CALGARY - Enbridge Inc. expects its newly reversed Line 9 pipeline between southwestern Ontario and Montreal will come into service by the end of June now that it has addressed some of the National En...
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"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."
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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?
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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. There, stories abound about banking regulators aggressively...
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 are bracing for what the Farmer's Almanac says will...
The review process for Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project has stripped away valuable opportunities for public input to ensure that the entire review process takes no more than 15 months. Unlike the review process for the proposed Northern Gateway, there will be no cross-examination of evidence or oral hearings in affected communities.
By the end of this month the federal pipeline regulator, the National Energy Board (NEB), is expected to approve Enbridge's proposal for its 38-year old Line 9 oil pipeline in Ontario and Quebec, which would carry shale oil -- known for its propensity to explode as it did in North Dakota. With that in mind, the province of Ontario must hold its ground on Line 9 and ensure its demands for a safer pipeline are met.
Proponents of the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal seem hell-bent for leather on conducting what may be the most inept natural resource project application in B.C. history. Their place in the Canadian business school textbooks is assured, under the heading "Enbridge to Nowhere."
The National Energy Board (NEB) will have to submit all future decisions on major pipeline projects to the federal cabinet for approval, according to a little-noticed change made in the government's e...