Environmental groups launch court challenge over NEB’s Kinder Morgan report

Conservationists say Kinder Morgan pipeline proponents need to consider the Southern Resident killer whale, one of Canada’s most iconic endangered species.

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Proposed woodland caribou recovery strategy violates SARA

The federal government’s draft woodland caribou recovery strategy — released last week, four years overdue — is illegal and fails on multiple fronts to comply with requirements under the Species at Risk Act, Ecojustice said.

Still questions in the Weyburn carbon dioxide leak: Ecojustice

A Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC) report released last week, which attempts to rule out the possibility of a CO2 leak near Weyburn, Saskatchewan, omits critical information and fails to provide concrete answers, Ecojustice said today after reviewing of the document.

DFO seeks to overturn court decision on species at risk

Vancouver – Environmental groups vowed today to fight the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ (DFO) appeal of a decisive and precedent-setting Federal Court ruling that declared that DFO must protect critical habitat of killer whales and other aquatic species.

Federal Court rules DFO failed to protect BC killer whales

Vancouver – Conservation groups, represented by Ecojustice, have won a landmark federal court decision, which ruled the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has failed to adequately protect critical habitat of BC’s resident killer whales.

Environmental groups oppose Total Joslyn North mine

Edmonton – Environmental groups are challenging a new oil-sands project application that threatens wildlife habitat, is rife with errors and could leave Canadians facing roughly $3-billion in liability.

Coalition calls on panel to reject oil sands mine application

Calgary – The Oil Sands Environmental Coalition — composed of the Pembina Institute, the Toxics Watch Society of Alberta and the Fort McMurray Environmental Association, and represented by Ecojustice — recently filed a submission calling on the Joint Review Panel to reject Total E&P Canada’s Joslyn North Mine Project application due to significant environmental impacts, a deficient environmental assessment and insufficient progress on government regulations to address oil sands environmental impacts.