Trudeau urged to show leadership by stopping pipeline reviews and overhauling National Energy Board

OTTAWA, Sept. 8, 2016 /CNW/ - More than 50 groups from across Canada today sent a letter - - to Prime Minister Trudeau and Natural Resources Minister Carr urging the federal government to overhaul the National Energy Board (NEB) before, not after, it decides how to proceed with the two proposed oil pipelines. The groups include 26 participants in the Energy East pipeline process, as well as intervenors from the Kinder Morgan pipeline review.

"Firing a couple of conflict-of-interest tainted appointees and rescheduling a hearing is not going to fix the broken and discredited NEB," said Patrick DeRochie, Climate and Energy Program Manager at Environmental Defence. "It's time for the federal government to pull the plug on the Energy East pipeline review and overhaul the NEB."

For the letter and entire press release please visit:

SOURCE Environmental Defence

For further information: Tim Ehlich, Environmental Defence, 416-323-9521 ext 223; 647-468-3641 (cell)

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