Canada Pipeline Reviews Won’t Stop Amid Changes at Regulator

Canada’s reviews of proposed pipelines such as TransCanada Corp.’s Energy East and Kinder Morgan Inc.’s Trans Mountain won’t be halted while the new government brings changes to a major regulator.

Reviews by the National Energy Board “haven’t stopped,” as the Calgary-based regulator changes its composition to bring in more diverse views including those of aboriginal groups, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said on a conference call from Paris Wednesday.

“The process continues, there will be a transition as we amend the ways in which the National Energy Board goes about the process of evaulating those projects, and we will announce those changes as soon as we can.”

Carr also reiterated the new Liberal Party government is opposed to Enbridge Inc.’s Northern Gateway project.

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