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Appeal Court of Alberta: Federal environmental impact law not OK
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Appeal Court of Alberta: Federal environmental impact law not OK

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The Alberta Court of Appeal says the federal government’s environment impact law is unconstitutional.

The Alberta government called it a Trojan Horse and challenged the Impact Assessment ActThe province claimed the province was attempting to overreach into provincial powers.

The act lists activities that can trigger an impact review. It allows Ottawa to examine the effects of new resource project on a variety of environmental and social issues, including climate.

Alberta had argued that the law could be used to expand federal oversight in areas of provincial jurisdiction.

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Alberta was supported by five justices who voted for it.

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