Published in Oilsands Review, December 2013.
It was a court ruling that didn’t mince words.
Terms such as “tainted,” “fatally flawed” and suffering from a “direct apprehension of bias” are deeply damaging to the oilsands industry at a time when Alberta is desperately seeking social licence for its primary industry. Alas, this is exactly what a judge concluded about the Government of Alberta’s decision to bar an environmental organization from participating in the regulatory process for a proposed in situ oilsands project.
This article originally appeared in the December 2013 issue of Oilsands Review.