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Offshore oil court challenge not dead yet

Groups fighting the approval of Canada’s first deepwater offshore oil project aren’t backing down. On Friday, they submitted an appeal after their court case against Bay du Nord was dismissed in June.

Case against Bay du Nord approval kicks off in Federal Court

In April 2022, Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault approved Bay du Nord, stating it was environmentally sound. He determined the project, about 500 kilometres east of St. John’s in Newfoundland, “is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.”