National Energy Board Slammed by Federal Government Audit for ‘Inadequate’ Regulation

Agency failing to properly track ‘deficiencies in company compliance,’ audit finds.

By Andrew Nikiforuk

A federal government audit has slammed the National Energy Board, the agency responsible for policing 70,000 kilometres of pipelines in Canada, for not doing its job and properly protecting public safety.welders-600px

In an extensive 31-page report, Michael Ferguson, the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, found that the controversial NEB “did not adequately track company implementation of pipeline approval conditions, or consistently follow up on deficiencies in company compliance with regulatory requirements.”

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