The Formerly Low Profile N.E.B. Faces A Lot Of Pressure

Posted on Sunday, November 30, 2014 15:15 PM

The National Energy Board used to be a low profile organization doing its work with the public and the media paying little attention but that has changed.

Chair Peter Watson says they are called on to lead the climate change debate, to increase market access for Canada's energy and to allow more people to participate in their processes.

He says they are asked to cut red tape, to go faster and slower, to ensure pipelines never fail and answer all the voices in the debate and throughout it all remain neutral.

In 2013, the N.E.B. fielded 600 media calls compared to only 80 in 2008.