Canada

Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development, et al v. Attorney General of Canada and Imperial Oil (Federal Court of Canada, 2008)

Jurisdiction: Canada


Side A: Sierra Club of Canada (Ngo)


Side B: Minister of Environment (Government)


Core objectives: Challenge to government panel approval of oil sands mine


Summary
Federal Court of Canada found legal errors in a government joint review panel's environmental assessment of the Kearl Tar Sands Project. Ecojustice and several non-profit organizations challenged the panel's approval of the project, alleging that it had failed to seriously consider the climate change impacts of the project. The court agreed with the petitioner, holding that the panel failed to adequately support their conclusion that the project would cause only insignificant environmental harm.
Case documents

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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