Reviews of pipeline proposals are moving forward, says Natural Resources Minister

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Canada’s new Natural Resources Minister says reviews of proposed pipelines are moving forward even as the Trudeau government changes how the National Energy Board examines such applications.

Speaking to reporters this week from Paris, Jim Carr said the federal regulator will continue its examination of applications for TransCanada’s, Energy East and Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline projects.

Mr. Carr said there will be a transition as the government amends the methods used by the board to evaluate these applications, and said the changes will be announced as soon as possible.

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The Minister is in Paris ahead of the United Nations-sponsored summit set to begin on the final day of the month where the international community hopes to complete a framework for post-2020 climate action.

It is largely being driven by US President Barack Obama, who earlier this month, rejected the construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline. senior analyst, Dan McTeague:

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