The Supreme Court of Canada refuses to hear the promoters of the Grassy Mountain project
Located in southwestern Alberta, the Grassy Mountain project is also frowned upon by Ottawa.
The Supreme Court of Canada has announced that it will not hear the appeal from Benga Mining Company and Piikani and Stoney Nakoda First Nations regarding Grassy Mountain, an open pit metallurgical coal mining project located in the Crowsnest Pass area of the Rocky Mountains.
The announcement comes after the Alberta Court of Appeal in January rejected a request by developers to appeal the decision of an expert panel that concluded the project was “not not in the public interest”.
According to this committee, the potential negative effects of the proposed coal mine on fish and water quality l& #x27;outweigh the expected economic benefits.
The developers have applied to the Alberta Court of Appeal for leave to challenge the developers' experts, but the latter refused to accede to their request and referred them to the Supreme Court of Canada.
The highest court in the land did not justify its refusal to examine the case.
In 2021, the federal government had also expressed its disapproval of the Grassy Mountain project, saying that it feared considerable adverse effects on the environment.
With information from The Canadian Press