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Alberta Wilderness Ass’n v. Cardinal River Coals Ltd.

Alberta Wilderness Ass’n v. Cardinal River Coals Ltd. [1999] 3 FC 425 
April 8, 1999

A coalition of conservation organizations challenged a ministry decision allowing a coal mine to be constructed just outside the boundary of a national park.  One of the questions the court considered was whether the environmental assessment prepared prior to the decision adequately considered the potential environmental impacts of the mine -- including cumulative impacts.  

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Chevron Corp. v. Yaiguaje

Chevron Corp. v. Yaiguaje [2015] SCC 42 
Corte Suprema de Canadá (4 de septiembre de 2015)   

Los(as) ciudadanos(as) quienes obtuvieron un fallo de miles de millones de dólares contra la Corporación Chevron (Chevron) por polución ambiental extensa causada por operaciones petroleras en el Ecuador, entablaron una acción para reconocer y hacer cumplir el fallo en Canadá.  Chevron intentó desestimar el caso, alegando que la corte canadiense no tenía jurisdicción.

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Chevron Corp. v. Yaiguaje

Chevron Corp. v. Yaiguaje [2015] SCC 42 (September 4, 2015)
Supreme Court of Canada   

Ecuadorian citizens who obtained a multi-billion dollar judgment against Chevron Corporation (Chevron) for extensive environmental pollution caused by oil operations in Ecuador brought an action to recognize and enforce the judgment in Canada.  Chevron sought to dismiss the case, claiming the Canadian court did not have jurisdiction. 

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