Friends of Science Society Questions Calls for National Energy Board Reforms Focused on Climate Change

“Carbon dioxide is not a control knob that can fine tune climate” – Judith Curry, Atmospheric Scientist, Georgia Tech

the NEB has gone to extraordinary lengths to hear every view and every person who might conceivably be affected by the projects. …It has met an extremely high standard of openness and transparency

Friends of Science Society says calls for reform of the National Energy Board (NEB) should be put on hold, especially considering the Trump administration’s pull out from the Paris Climate Change Agreement as reported by the New York Times, June 1, 2017.

On Sept. 8, 2016, the National Observer, reported that 50 environmentalist and activist groups demanded certain reforms to the National Energy Board (NEB).

The demands centre on climate change and indigenous consultation and a report on proposed modernization changes is open for comment until June 14, 2017. LINK: canada.ca/en/services/environment/conservation/assessments/environmental-reviews/national-energy-board-modernization.html

Friends of Science refutes the proposed changes to the NEB in this May 17, 2017 in-depth analysis posted on their blog written by Ottawa energy policy expert, Robert Lyman, who states: “As amply demonstrated by the Board’s conduct during its review of the Northern Gateway Project and the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, the NEB has gone to extraordinary lengths to hear every view and every person who might conceivably be affected by the projects. …It has met an extremely high standard of openness and transparency.”

The National Energy Board: presently: “(a) provides energy advisory functions; (b) regulates oil & gas production on federal lands; regulates construction & operation of oil, gas and power lines…

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