Liberals toughen up pipeline review process

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government will extend the reviews of two major proposed pipeline projects by several months and appoint new members to the National Energy Board as part of a larger overhaul of the process meant to restore public trust in federal oversight of industry. Climate change will also be considered as part of future pipeline reviews.

Climate change and Indigenous consultation

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr made the announcement as they confirmed the government would deliver on election campaign commitments to improve consultations with Indigenous peoples and assess greenhouse gas emissions from the oil and gas industry that are associated with new pipelines.

"Cabinet... will look at all the factors and ultimately decide what is in the best interest of the country," said McKenna, standing together with Carr.

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