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Another 35 participants Left The NEB Hearings

By Roy L Hales

There have been complaints about the flawed National Energy Board (NEB) Hearings, on the proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP), from the beginning. Former BC Hydro CEO Marc Elieson withdrew last fall, calling the proceedings “a farce and this Board truly a industry captured regulator.” When former ICBC President and CEO Robyn Allan left, last May, she said the panel is “not an impartial referee…the game is rigged.” This morning, another 35 participants left the NEB hearings.

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Does Ernst & Young’s LNG Report Vindicate BC?

By Roy L Hales

There are credible experts who believe that, with proper regulation and enforcement, it is possible to have a trustworthy fracking industry. They also say this does not yet exist in North America. Personally, I think the industry is out of control and BC’s government is desperate to get in bed with it. Last week the government released a report from Ernst & Young (EY) which the Minister of Natural Gas Development says “British Columbians can have confidence they are benefiting from a clean, well regulated natural gas industry.” Does Ernst & Young’s LNG report vindicate BC?

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Two Perspectives on Fracking

The ECOreport interviews an environmentalists & retired senior analyst witht he D.O.E. for two perspectives on fracking.

Interviews with Dr Allan Hoffman, formerly a senior executive with the DOE, and Eoin Madden of the Wilderness Committee:  Two Perspectives on Fracking.
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Will the Northern Gateway Pipeline Proposal go Forward?

By Roy L Hales

With a decision imminent, a group of prominent Canadian politicians and businessmen are calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to approve the Northern Gateway pipeline project. The Premier’s of Alberta and Saskatchewan, as well as three former Conservative cabinet ministers, have joined with the heads of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Canadian Chamber of Commerce and B.C. Chamber of Commerce to say this is “a project that’s right for our time.” Will the Northern Gateway Pipeline Proposal go Forward?
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Who will BC’s Government Be Intervening For?

By Roy L Hales

British Columbia has filed to be an intervenor in the National Energy Board’s review of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion Project. Environment Minister Mary Polak claims this is to ensure that people’s interests are looked after. While it is undoubtedly true that she wishes for the best, one has to wonder who will BC’s Government Be Intervening For?
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