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February 18, 2016

Mandating the National Energy Board (NEB) to weigh upstream greenhouse gas emissions in its pipeline approval process could stretch the federal government’s constitutional authority, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “The National Energy Board’s Limits in Assessing Upstream Greenhouse Gas Emissions,” authors Benjamin Dachis and Grant Bishop assert that Ottawa’s review could also hinder the country’s ability to achieve promised emissions reductions at the lowest cost to the economy.

Benjamin Dachis

Benjamin Dachis is Associate Vice President, Public Affairs for the C.D. Howe Institute. In his role, he furthers the Institute’s mission to improve Canada’s economic performance by enhancing the visibility, reputation and impact of its research and activities. Benjamin started with the C.D. Howe Institute in 2006 as a Research Fellow and also has experience with major U.S. and U.K.

Grant Bishop

Grant Bishop was Associate Director of Research for the C.D. Howe Institute from 2018-2021. Based in Calgary, he led the Institute's research on energy, competition and regulatory policy.