‘Take a look at the decisions that have been made,’ Environmental Defence’s Dale Marshall says when asked if he fears the energy industry is having too much sway with government.
The office of Natural Resource Minister Jim Carr says he and his staff 'have met regularly with environmental groups since taking office. The minister and his staff are always open to meeting environmental groups.' The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
There has been a steady stream of lobbying activity related to pipelines lately, the federal lobbyists registry shows, and there are indications that pipeline proponents are getting the ear of government more than pipeline opponents are.
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Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon, who spoke for all but one Liberal on the committee, says a comprehensive account on the affair is already in the public record, pointing to 13 hours of committee testimony and the commissioner