Shell Canada denied in bid to block critics from Jackpine oil sands hearings

Financial Post: A regulatory panel has denied Shell Canada’s efforts to have critics excluded from participation in upcoming environmental assessment hearings for its Jackpine oil sands mine expansion north of Fort McMurray, Alta. Shell had hoped to benefit from the new Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, enacted this summer as part of Ottawa’s “Responsible Resource Development Plan.” The act is intended to ease the regulatory burden on companies and spur investment in Canada’s natural resources by......

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