Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Pens Letter to Federal Natural Resources Minister on Update of NEB

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Pens Letter to Federal Natural Resources Minister on Update of NEB

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Saskatchewan sends letter on NEB update

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REGINA - The Saskatchewan government has submitted its response to a report on the modernization of the National Energy Board.

Energy Minister Dustin Duncan has sent a letter to federal Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr about what Saskatchewan sees as the positives and negatives in the report.

Speaking at the legislature, Duncan said the government would welcome any changes that would result in the approval of sound energy projects.

But he added those projects would have to be built in a manner to benefit all Canadians, including people who live and work in Saskatchewan.

Duncan said the province shared its three main interests with the panel during its review into how to update the board.

Those interests are gaining greater access to ports for Canadian oil, moving toward energy self-sufficiency in the country and repairing the global image of Canadian crude. …

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