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Canada Moves to Strengthen Environmental Reviews of Pipelines

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will overhaul the country’s pipeline regulator as part of an effort to rewrite and strengthen environmental laws.

The federal review of environmental assessment rules unveiled Monday will include a strategy for how to “modernize” the National Energy Board regulatory agency in a bid to restore confidence. Trudeau campaigned in last year’s election on toughening environmental laws, cutting emissions and expanding consultation with the country’s indigenous communities.