Moving the NEB from Calgary to Ottawa Hurts Consumers, Taxpayers and Also Moves Canada Closer to Socialism
Moving the National Energy Board from Calgary to Ottawa — and splitting the agency — is not dumb; it is part of the socialist strategy. (Reference: Calgary Herald article below)
Moving the national regulatory tribunal is justified by the specious argument that the public will perceive it to be less influenced by the fossil fuel wealth producers of Canada — mostly headquartered in Calgary.
Actually, the move will increase agency costs, increase pipeline and utility charges to consumers and exacerbate the oppressive “politically correct” attack on the lifeblood of the North American economies, fossil fuels. It will increase travel and related costs of oil patch regulatory participants, ultimately paid by consumers and shareholders. Ironically, increased travel costs cause more fossil fuel transportation use.
But then, the whole goal of liberals and their crony capitalist friends in subsidized alternative energy businesses is to do precisely that: increase consumer costs for affordable, traditional unsubsidized fuel for jobs and the economy.
Increasing consumer costs for unsubsidized fossil fuel enables subsidized fuels to look more viable (i.e at consumer/taxpayer cost), and to assure fewer fossil industry working voters and more croney energy industry working voters.
Yes, the PC conformist cohort is not desirous of “doing the right thing”. It is motivated by the transfer of wealth AND POWER from free enterprises to socialized enterprises in Canada as in the United States. Lawmakers, legislators and elitists throughout the U.S. and Canada are participating in this war as soldiers for socialism. Too bad more voters don’t realize what a farce is being perpetrated on them by the “global warming/climate change” crowd.
The pot is heating up and the poor lobster has no idea that his destiny is not a warm bath but to serve as a juicy, lime/garlic/butter-soaked dinner for those, who for so long, have so well concealed their true strategy.
Notley bashes potential move of NEB from Calgary as ‘dumb’
Calgary Herald by James Wood. Premier Rachel Notley says Alberta’s NDP government stands opposed to any attempt to move the National Energy Board out of Calgary.
A report from a federally-appointed review panel released Monday called for the NEB to be split into two agencies, the Canadian Energy Transmission Commission (CETC) and the Canadian Energy Information Agency (CEIA).
It recommended that the CEIA, along with the CETC board of directors and some of its staff, be located in Ottawa, suggesting that the NEB’s location in Calgary — the heart of Canada’s oilpatch — had led to a perception the regulatory body was too cozy with the oil industry.
In a news conference at the legislature Tuesday, Notley said her government supports a strengthened regulatory process but can’t fathom moving the agency.
“Let me just say that moving the NEB to eastern Canada is dumb,” said Notley.
Notley dismissed the idea the NEB had been biased in its operations.
P.S. We have no doubt that the hotel, airline, restaurant, courier, transcription, office supply, alternative (subsidized) energy industries and other Eastern-based crony capitalists are in hearty support of lobbying efforts to relocate the NEB. The move to an Eastern Province also provides better access to the regulators by traditionally anti-fossil constituents, who have most recently honed their talents in opposition to most US/Canadian pipeline projects. Obviously, stopping pipelines is to stop production. We would end here by encouraging energy producers in Canada to make sure this Wikipedia and related articles are corrected. They are often, unfortunately, dominated by enviro-activist narratives. -dh
Oversight Hearing Examining Impacts of Federal Natural Resources Laws Gone Astray
We encourage readers to weigh in via correspondence to the Committee BEFORE next week’s hearing! -dh
On Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM in 1324 Longworth House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold an oversight hearing titled, “Examining Impacts of Federal Natural Resources Laws Gone Astray.”
Visit the Committee Calendar for additional information once it is made available. The meeting is open to the public and a video feed will stream live at House Committee on Natural Resources.
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