Thursday, August 21st23.3°C
22951
21626

Lawyer asks court to shut Alberta oilsands plant releasing harmful smells

EDMONTON - A lawyer is asking a court to shut down a northwestern Alberta oilsands plant while the owner works to stop harmful odours that have forced nearby residents from their homes.

Keith Wilson represents families made ill by powerful smells emitting from Baytex Energy's operations near Peace River.

Wilson says allowing Baytex to keep operating while it installs new equipment to block the smells puts corporate profits ahead of public health.

Last week, Alberta's energy regulator agreed with the conclusions of a public inquiry that found the company's emissions were harming nearby residents.

The regulator gave Baytex four months to install its new equipment.

Wilson says his clients are still deciding whether to testify at a U.S. Senate hearing that is examining potential health effects of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

The injunction application comes the same day the Alberta government announced it would attend a conference in Seattle to tout its environmental record.

The Canadian Press


Read more Business News

21623


Recent Trending




Today's Market
S&P TSX15556.09-5.86
S&P CDNX1002.205.50
DJIA17039.4960.36
Nasdaq4532.104+5.623
S&P 5001992.37+5.86
CDN Dollar0.9135-0.0005
Gold1276.30-17.10
Oil96.30+1.82
Lumber355.50-0.10
Natural Gas3.876-0.013

 
Okanagan Companies
Pacific Safety0.18-0.005
Knighthawk0.01-0.005
QHR Technologies Inc1.210.00
Cantex0.065-0.005
Anavex Life Sciences0.260.00
Metalex Ventures0.075-0.01
Russel Metals37.59+0.14
Copper Mountain Mining2.88-0.04
Colorado Resources0.1850.00
ReliaBrand Inc0.095+0.01
Sunrise Resources Ltd0.025-0.005
Mission Ready Services0.215-0.015

 



21196

FEATURED Property
17851991615 Pritchard Drive, Kelowna
6 bedrooms 6 baths
$2,995,000
more details
image2image2image2
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading


Joint accounts: what you need to know!

Establishing a joint account may seem like a great strategy at first glance. However, there are many factors that must be considered before taking this action. This article will explore the use of &ls...


Cost of an Injury Lawyer

Let’s face it; nobody wants to pay for legal services if they do not have to, but if you have been injured in an accident you may have thought about hiring a lawyer to help you navigate your cla...


Managing a business in 40 hours a week

My screen printing business, like many others, started as a one-man operation. It was located in a small building, not much better than a shack, with a telephone, a big table where I ate lunch and (oc...

_








Member of BC Press Council


22267