Ready to submit a climate review in the National Energy Board’s Energy East review?
Great, follow this step by step guide and you’ll be able to submit, it should take between 20-30 minutes.
Step 2: Select GCkey Login and Follow the Instructions to create an account
Step 3: Follow the link to create your account on the NEB website
Step 4: Click Apply to Participate in the “Energy East Project and Asset Transfer” heading
Step 5: Select Individual (unless you are applying as a group or organization)
Step 6: Read and click Next through steps 1 through 4 in the application
Step 7: Fill out your contact information for yourself (this should be auto-filled from your account)
Step 8: Skip adding an Authorized Representative, or if you want, you can add 350.org as an Authorized Representative to communicate with the NEB.
Step 9: Select Intervenor and click Next
Step 10: Select Directly Affected and click Next
Step 11: Select the issues you think are connected to climate change – we selected 1, 2, 7, 11, and 12 (but most issues are in some way connected)
Step 12: Copy and paste the text below into the answer box and add your own comments to personalize it.
Energy East would facilitate 32 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions being produced each year, the same as adding over 7 million cars to Canada’s roads, and greater than the climate footprint of an Atlantic province (http://bit.ly/1eB0LaE). This is also 10 million tonnes per year greater than the Keystone XL pipeline, which the United States Environmental Protection Agency has determined to have a significant impact on climate change. The National Energy Board needs to take the climate impacts of Energy East into consideration as there is no other federal review for climate change and fossil fuel projects.
The climate impacts of Energy East will affect nearly every issue on the list of issues:
- If Canada joins the world in taking meaningful action to limit global warming to 2 degree Celsius there will be no proven need for Energy East as tar sands expansion will need to be capped (http://bit.ly/14wgVB4)
- The economic feasibility of the project is also linked to climate, especially in relation to the carbon bubble and the low price of oil (http://bit.ly/14wgVB4)
- To consider “the potential environmental and socio-economic effects of the Project” without considering climate change as a cumulative impact simply makes no sense in a world grappling with climate change.
- There are also significant impacts related to climate in relation to “aboriginal impacts” and “directly affected landowners and their land use” given the significant impact of climate change on farmers, on traditional indigenous land use and on ways of life.
For these reasons the NEB needs to include climate change in its review of Energy East. Failing to do so is an abdication of the regulator’s responsibility to people across Canada.
Step 13: Select your preferred language and click Yes that you can access the “Board’s electronic document repository” and click Next.
Step 14: Click Submit