NEB Chair’s Cross-Canada Engagement begins Monday in Atlantic Canada

For immediate release
25 January 2015

NEB Chair’s Cross-Canada Engagement begins Monday in Atlantic Canada

HALIFAX - National Energy Board (NEB) Chair Peter Watson, will kick off a NEB cross-Canada engagement initiative on Monday, January 26 in Halifax. Over the next seven days, the Chair, NEB Board Members and staff will hear from Canadians in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, and Prince Edward Island on how the NEB can improve its pipeline safety and environmental protection programs.

The NEB will visit every province and the North to meet directly with interested groups, including municipal and provincial leaders and staff, Aboriginal organizations, environmental groups, first responders and academics, as well as professional and industry organizations to discuss pipeline safety and environmental protection.

“In order for us to achieve our mandate, we need to understand what Canadians are thinking when it comes to pipeline safety and environmental protection,” said NEB Chair, Peter Watson.

“Our goal is to engage with a broad range of interested Canadians through a variety of means.”

In addition to meeting with Canadians from coast to coast to coast, the NEB’s engagement initiative includes an online discussion forum, which is open to anyone who wants to share their views about pipeline safety and environmental protection. The discussion forum can be accessed from the NEB’s website at www.neb.soapboxhq.com/welcome/?l=en. Anyone wishing to provide comments or feedback on this initiative can email: pipelinesafety@neb-one.gc.ca.

The National Energy Board is an independent federal regulator of several parts of Canada's energy industry with the safety of Canadians and protection of the environment as its top priority. Its purpose is to regulate pipelines, energy development and trade in the Canadian public interest. For more information on the NEB and its mandate, please visit www.neb-one.gc.ca.

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For further information:

Darin Barter
Communications Officer
National Energy Board
E-mail: darin.barter@neb-one.gc.ca
Telephone: 403-299-3371
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-292-5503
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803
TTY (Teletype): 1-800-632-1663

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