National Energy Board

Unbowed by Supreme Court defeat, plaintiffs demand full overhaul of National Energy Board

Defiant in the face of defeat, plaintiffs slam the National Energy Board as rigged in favour of oil companies - and vow to take their fight to Parliament after Oct. 19.
Pipeline expansion plan. Image from Trans Mountain

Trans Mountain tells NEB pipeline expansion is 'safe and viable option'

The company says it has reached 28 mutual benefits agreements with First Nations groups.
Trans Mountain pipeline being installed (image from; Vancouve

Supreme Court to rule on Charter right to raise climate change in NEB hearings

The proposed $5.4-billion Trans Mountain expansion would twin the pipeline and triple the capacity for Alberta oil intended for Asian markets.
Premier Christy Clark tours the Spectra Energy plant in Fort Nelson in 2013

National Energy Board slaps Spectra Energy over safety infractions

One of the biggest issues was Spectra did not have the right trained staff on site.
Federal minister Greg Rickford

Harper government appoints another oil and mining executive to NEB

The game is "rigged," critics say, and the National Energy Board is now a "pipeline approval" machine. This week, the Harper government appointed a Calgary resource development executive Murray Lytle...
BC pipeline, Kinder Morgan, National Energy Board

Environment lawyers challenge B.C.'s Kinder Morgan pipeline conditions

Lawyers from Ecojustice say the province has signed away its responsibility to assess the impacts of the proposed expansion project by harmonizing the approval process with the NEB,
oil spill, Georgia Strait Alliance, National Energy Board, SPARC, Kinder Morgan

Praying for marine safety, lobbying for better oil response

Vancouver is hamstrung by a lack of communication from senior response agencies, according to new report

Economist Robyn Allan calls NEB process "rigged" and withdraws from Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain review

Economist Robyn Allan has publicly withdrawn from the National Energy Board review of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline, saying the process is "rigged."
National Energy Board, Vancouver Board of Trade, Oil spill preparedness

NEB to launch public consultation on transparency of emergency management plans

National Energy Board Chair Peter Watson has called the review process for oil spill preparedness plans tabled by the energy industry "too conservative" and announced a new commitment to public...
Enbridge racks up $264,000 in National Energy Board penalties this month

Enbridge racks up $264,000 in National Energy Board penalties this month

CALGARY — The National Energy Board has slapped pipeline builder Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) with $264,000 in penalties this month. Two penalties — each worth $100,000 — relate to work on its Line 3...