There’s been a noisy protest to coincide with the start of a National Energy Board hearing in downtown Hamilton.
A number of environmental groups believe the hearing should be shut down.
They showed up on Tuesday afternoon, demonstrating against a process they say “lacks legitimacy” due to “conflicts of interest”.
Dr. Ruth Pickering argues that the NEB is closely connected to the oil and gas industry and refuses to consider climate change in its decision-making which makes it hard to believe in the process.
She stresses that not only does justice have to be done, but it has to be seen to be done”.
The Hamilton 350 Committee’s Don McLean adds that Justin Trudeau was quite vocal about reforming the agency before he became Prime Minister, but he yet to take action.
The hearing involves an Enbridge application to increase the capacity of Line 10, a pipeline that runs across 35 kilometres of rural Hamilton on its way to the U.S border.