Alberta files Bill C-69 court challenge

The government of Alberta has filed a legal challenge to a federal law enacted earlier this year that opponents say impedes permitting of oil and gas pipelines and other major projects.

The government of Alberta has filed a legal challenge to a federal law enacted earlier this year that opponents say impedes permitting of oil and gas pipelines and other major projects.

At an oil and gas conference in Fort McMurray, Premier Jason Kenney announced the action against Bill C-69 in Alberta’s Court of Appeal.

His government asked the court to review constitutionality of the law and implementing regulations.

Bill C-69 overhauls federal environmental review (OGJ Online, June 13, 2019).

Kenney, who took office in April, had promised to challenge the legislation if it passed.

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