ERCB RESPONDS TO NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL
Calgary, Alberta (February 16, 2011) The Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) acknowledges that its news release issued earlier today regarding a Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) pipeline safety report was based on an earlier version of the report. However, in reviewing the final version, the ERCB determined that all of the key data and allegations that the ERCB expressed its concerns over are present in the final NRDC report and remain incorrect, including:
The NRDC's response to the ERCB news release this afternoon did nothing to correct the flaws in their report:
The NRDC mention in their response that they would like to "continue a dialogue" with the ERCB. The ERCB would be pleased to engage in a dialogue to assist the NRDC in understanding the facts on Alberta’s oil sands.
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This news release is available on the ERCB website at www.ercb.ca. For more information, contact:
Davis Sheremata, ERCB Communications