OTTAWA, ONT. - As the National Energy Board (NEB) Modernization panel stops in Gatineau tomorrow, the federal government needs to put an immediate freeze on current pipeline proposals until impartial oversight is established. That’s the central message in a long list of concerns that Ecology Ottawa and the Council of Canadians will be presenting to the NEB Modernization panel.
“More than a decade of mistrust, conflict of interest and ignoring climate change has plagued the NEB, and we’ve got recent approvals of Trans Mountain, Line 3 and Keystone XL pipelines to show for it,” says Graham Saul, Executive Director of Ecology Ottawa. “It makes absolutely no sense for the NEB to be pushing forward with a review of the proposed Energy East pipeline while the federal government is reviewing how to fix the badly broken NEB.”http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2017/02/21/major-overhaul-needed-neb-amidst-crisis-confidence