The case against the proposed Shell Jackpine oilsands mine expansion

A joint federal and provincial review panel will conduct hearings this fall into a proposal to expand Shell Canada’s Jackpine oilsands mine. The Pembina Institute is opposing the project as a member of the Oil Sands Environmental Coalition (OSEC), which includes the Alberta Wilderness Association and the Fort McMurray Environmental Association, and is represented by Ecojustice.

The Pembina Institute's concerns about the proposed Jackpine mine expansion include impacts to wildlife, wetlands and forests, air quality, acid deposition, water use and climate change.

For a brief overview of each of the above concerns please download the backgrounder. For a more detailed discussion of each issue, please see the complete OSEC submission. (The full set of appendices accompanying the OSEC submission is available at the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency's website.)