Total Joslyn North tar sands mine
Status: Closed File
Ecojustice has challenged a new oilsands project application that represents a potential $3 billion liability to Canadians.
Ecojustice challenged a new tar sands project that will substantially increase greenhouse gas emissions, threatens wildlife habitat, and represents a potential $3 billion liability to Canadians.
We opposed the approval of Total
E&P Canada’s Joslyn North mine in review hearings, arguing for a fresh
assessment of the project’s cumulative impacts on wildlife, fish and northern
forests, as required by law.
Despite our calls for a new assessment, a joint
provincial-federal review panel approved the project based on the existing,
flawed environmental assessment.
Karin Buss (Ecojustice counsel)