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Noia asking for support from businesses and organizations in proposing changes to Bill-69

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From Noia’s CEO Charlene Johnson:

Dear Supporter:

For some time, Noia has been expressing concerns about the competitiveness of our offshore oil & gas industry and the need for legislation which provides a regulatory framework for our industry to be globally competitive. Our concerns have been echoed by businesses of all sizes, industry leaders and associations, economists, and columnists across Canada. The collective view is that our resource-based economy – our energy economy – must be supported so that it may grow and bring prosperity to all Canadians.

Of significant concern to our industry, and the many others who operate in the energy economy, is Bill C-69 which will create the new Impact Assessment Act to review prospective energy projects. Noia is specifically concerned that this legislation will impair our ability to explore our offshore and develop projects in a globally competitive and timely manner. If we are not competitive, investment will occur elsewhere. This is happening across Canada where significant investment has left for other jurisdictions. Noia does not want this to happen to our offshore oil & gas industry.

Noia has raised these concerns in submissions to the Government of Canada through consultation processes, including recently to a hearing of the Senate Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources. At this session I provided details of a jurisdictional analysis completed by Wood Mackenzie which shows environmental reviews for offshore exploration projects are out of step with countries we are competing with – many of which are considered environmental leaders.

Noia is now writing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to request his commitment for a competitive offshore oil & gas sector. One way the prime minister can accomplish this is by amending Bill C-69 to remove the current ambiguity of the legislation, ensure timely review of projects, include the C-NLOPB as the life-cycle regulator via legislation, and exempt offshore exploration projects in areas with offshore boards from the Designated Project List.

Noia is asking for your support in bringing this message to the prime minister. Here you will find a letter to Prime Minster Trudeau outlining Noia’s concerns. If you share our concerns and would like to support our advocacy efforts, please provide Noia your company or organization’s logo so we can affix it to the letter as a show of your support. A significant show of such support for our offshore oil & gas industry by the many companies, organizations, and industry associations who rely upon the industry will demonstrate how important and far reaching our offshore oil & gas industry is. In the attached letter to the prime minister the number of logos placeholder will be added once we have received them from Noia members and supporters.

Please provide your logo by end of day May 14, 2019 using this link. By providing a logo you are consenting for Noia to use it for the purpose of this letter to the prime minister. Noia will not use the logo for any other purpose. Should you have any questions about the logo specifications, please contact Regan at 758-6610 ext. 213.

You can read more about Noia’s views on Bill C-69 and the Wood Mackenzie analysis here.

Thank you for your support of our efforts to ensure we have a competitive offshore oil & gas industry.

Sincerely,

Charlene Johnson
CEO

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