Max Paris, CBC News, Apr 8, 2013
Enbridge will be 1st test of new rules for who qualifies to comment on projects
The National Energy Board is changing its rules for participation in public hearings, starting with its hearings in August into the reversal of a pipeline that runs through Ontario to Montreal.
Mark Hume, Globe and Mail, Apr. 03 2013
VANCOUVER — Federal hearings into the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project are unfair because company witnesses are allowed to huddle before answering questions during cross-examination, says a lawyer for two conservation groups.
By Geoff Dembicki, TheTyee.ca, March 25, 2013
Peter O'Neil, Calgary Herald, August 14, 2012
OTTAWA --- The federal review panel assessing the controversial Northern Gateway oilsands pipeline to B.C. is now demanding that Enbridge table a report from a U.S. regulator who concluded that the company acted like the Keystone Kops in a 2010 Michigan spill and had a corporate "culture of deviance."
Peter O'Neil, Calgary Herald, August 14, 2012
Critics outraged at rules that limit use of U.S. report likening Calgary company to Keystone Kops
Shawn McCarthy, Globe and Mail, Aug. 03 2012
Ottawa — The federal government has imposed a strict deadline on a review panel to conclude the work on Enbridge Inc.’s controversial Northern Gateway pipeline, even as it scrambles to rescue the $6-billion project from a political sinkhole.
Nathan VanderKlippe, Globe and Mail,.Jul. 27 2012
Royal Dutch Shell plc and its three Asian partners have applied to export an enormous volume of natural gas from the British Columbia coast, as global attention begins to focus on the movement of Canadian energy to Japan, China and other markets.
JUSTINE HUNTER, Globe and Mail, Jun. 03 2012
VICTORIA — A 30-page technical report containing the B.C. government’s assessment of the proposed Northern Gateway project sits on Environment Minister Terry Lake’s desk. Still, his government remains silent on the plan to build a pipeline across northern B.C. to get Alberta oil to Asian markets.
By Peter O'Neil, Vancouver Sun, Postmedia News, April 27, 2012
Critics say protection for fish habitat 'eliminated' in bill to appease businesses
By Stephen Hume, Vancouver Sun, April 20, 2012
Hearings assessing the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project and legislative changes planned in Ottawa compromise the province’s sovereignty and threaten its authority to defend British Columbians’ interests, warns a letter from Robyn Allan, the former president of ICBC, to Premier Christy Clark and other leading provincial politicians.
By Peter O'Neil, Vancouver Sun, April 19, 2012
Green advocates with no expertise to be shut out
Joyce Nelson, Rabble.ca, April 20 2012
On January 9, Canada's Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver claimed that "environmental and other radical groups," including "jet-setting celebrities" funded by foreign money, "threaten to hijack our regulatory system to achieve their radical ideological ends. They seek to exploit any loophole they can find, stacking public hearings with bodies to ensure that delays kill good projects. They use funding from foreign special interest groups to undermine Canada's national economic interest."
By Andrew Davidson, CBC News, Apr 17, 2012
Sierra Club says Tories 'abdicating' responsibility to protect environment
Robin Rowland, North Coast Energy News, February 2, 2012
The National Energy Board has approved a 20-year-export licence for Kitimat’s second LNG project, known as BC LNG. A NEB news release says:
By Gordon Hamilton, Vancouver Sun, October 13, 2011
NEB’s okay opens new markets for Canadian natural gas
VANCOUVER — The National Energy Board has granted a 20-year licence to export liquid natural gas to KM LNG, the consortium with plans to build a liquid natural gas terminal at Kitimat, marking another step toward the construction of a $4.5 billion LNG terminal on B.C.’s west coast.
Canadian Business, July 18, 2011
CALGARY - The National Energy Board says it is coming up with an action plan to make oil and natural gas pipelines safer for workers and the environment.
The federal agency says it will also wants to improve how companies prepare and respond to emergencies.
By Andrew Nikiforuk, TheTyee.ca, June 17, 2011
What happens when watchdog becomes lapdog? Nikiforuk's latest ENERGY & EQUITY inquiry.
The Economist magazine once described "regulatory capture" as a simple case of a gamekeeper behaving like a poacher.
By Mike De Souza, Regina Leader Post, Postmedia News, June 3, 2011
Safety fears prompted regulator's decision
Safety concerns about potential ruptures along two major oil and gas routes prompted federal regulators to order the operators to reduce pressure on the pipelines travelling underground through some of the largest cities in western and Central Canada, Postmedia News has learned.
By Shaun Polczer, Calgary Herald, May 4, 2010
Lessons could be learned from Gulf leak
CALGARY - Industry observers are asking the National Energy Board to delay a
hearing into policies for drilling offshore oil wells in the Arctic until a
cause can be determined for the ongoing blowout and oil spill in the Gulf of
SCOTT SIMPSON, Vancouver Sun, May 4, 2010
The business case is sound for a new $4.4-billion oil pipeline from Alberta to the British Columbia coast, but the politics appear likely to kill it.
News Release, CEAA, March 25, 2010
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