Oil Sands Watch | Pembina Institute


Letter to CEAA and ERCB regarding Shell-OSEC agreement

Published Apr 7, 2009

By Dan Woynillowicz, Marlo Raynolds, Simon Dyer

On behalf of the Oil Sands Environmental Coalition, the Pembina Institute and Ecojustice filed an affidavit with the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency requesting that the approval of Royal Dutch Shell’s Jackpine Mine and Muskeg River Mine Expansion oil sands projects be re-considered through a new public hearing. This extraordinary step was needed because Shell reneged on written agreements it made with the Oil Sands Environmental Coalition to significantly reduce the greenhouse gas pollution at two of its oil sands projects. These agreements were submitted as evidence at public hearings in 2003 and 2006 and informed the approval of these projects.