Ottawa to scrap National Energy Board, overhaul environmental assessment process for major projects


The federal Liberal government says it will streamline the approval process for major natural resources projects, scrapping the National Energy Board and empowering a new body to conduct more extensive consultation with groups affected by development.

The changes are part of the largest overhaul of Canada’s environmental assessment process in a generation.

The new system comes after years of criticism that the National Energy Board, the regulator that weighs approval for construction of projects such as pipelines, was ill-suited to conduct environmental assessments or the Crown’s duty to consult with Indigenous peoples.

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John Paul Tasker – CBC News – Feb 8, 2018.


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