Now’s our chance to fix Canada’s broken energy regulator
The National Energy Board (NEB), the body that assesses major energy projects like pipelines, is broken
In recent years, the NEB’s reviews of major energy projects have been tainted by conflicts of interest, ignored Canada’s climate commitments and the Alberta emissions cap, and limited the participation of Canadians and Indigenous peoples.
The federal government acknowledges that the NEB is broken and promised to fix it.
The modernization of the NEB is underway with an expert panel gathering input from Canadians concerned about our energy and climate future. This is our chance to get it right and fix the NEB once and for all.
For starters, we need a stringent climate test that gives regulators the ability to reject energy projects that are out of step with Canada’s climate commitments. Full public participation and a true commitment to Indigenous reconciliation is needed for the NEB to regain public trust. These steps and more are needed to turn the NEB from an industry rubber stamp into the impartial energy regulator Canadians deserve.
If we get this right, we won’t have to fight wrong-headed pipeline projects anymore. A revamped energy regulator should be able to reject outright energy projects that are out of step with Canada’s climate commitments.
Tell the federal government to fix Canada’s broken energy regulator.
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The NEB Modernization Expert Panel
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