2017 Soybean Harvest

2017 Soybean Harvest

Friday, May 14, 2010

National Energy Board Chair says Canadian regulations adequate - is he right?

The National Energy Board (NEB) has released the opening statement by Gaeton Caron, Chair of the NEB, to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Natural Resources on the issue of the emergency response to offshore oil and gas drilling.  While Caron deals mainly with the risk of a repeat of the BP disaster in Canada, he makes several broad statements about the effectiveness of NEB regulations in protecting the environment and lands.  He talks about the "stringent" environmental assessments of projects undertaken by the NEB.  He also says that, "NEB-regulated companies are fully responsible for anticipating, preventing, mitigating and managing incidents and oil spills of any size or duration."  Is this the experience of NEB-regulated landowners in Canada?  Is "goal-oriented regulation" working for Canadian landowners?

Read Caron's opening statement at: National Energy Board Opening Statement.