CALGARY, AB May 15, 2017 – On Monday, the expert panel reviewing the National Energy Board released its report on how to modernize the regulator.

Trevor McLeod, Director of the Natural Resources Centre, is available for interviews about today’s NEB report.

McLeod is the author of Up Front: Modernizing the National Energy Board, which was submitted to the NEB modernization panel. The report called for separate political and regulatory decisions to help restore trust in the regulator.

“I am happy to see the panel took some of our key recommendations, including making political decisions up front and creating a separate Canadian Energy Information Agency,” said McLeod.

Earlier this month, a panel reviewing environmental assessment processes submitted its report to the federal government. McLeod said that the two reports have now set up dueling approaches to how energy projects are built in Canada, with duplication and other inefficiencies that could contribute to project gridlock.

Further reading:
Up Front: Modernizing the National Energy Board (Canada West Foundation)

Reforming Environmental Assessment: Submission on the Expert Panel Report on the Review of Environmental Assessment Processes (Canada West Foundation)

Ottawa needs to bury this plan for a new assessment process – unless we want to kill any future major energy projects (National Post op-ed, by Trevor McLeod)

Don’t poison the regulatory well (Hill Times op-ed, by Nicholas Martin)