Ottawa | Traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg People – We are disappointed with the opinion from the Alberta Court of Appeal, which finds the Impact Assessment Act is unconstitutional, in that it goes beyond the federal government’s constitutional jurisdiction. People across Canada – including in Alberta – deserve a robust environmental planning process that safeguards the long-term health of our communities while allowing good projects to be built. Provincial governments should be cooperating with the federal government to protect the environment and tackle the climate crisis, not making it easier for resource extraction companies to decimate the land, air and water by attacking federal laws.

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ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE ( Environmental Defence is a leading Canadian environmental advocacy organization that works with government, industry and individuals to defend clean water, a safe climate and healthy communities.

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Barbara Hayes, Environmental Defence,