Appeal court decision affirms protection for killer whales

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Environmental groups celebrate victory after federal government ordered to pay costs of failed appeal
Feb 09, 2012 04:14 PM
 

The federal Court of Appeal has upheld a precedent-setting ruling that confirmed the federal government is legally bound to protect killer whale habitat, according to a judgment released today.

Feb 09, 2012

VANCOUVER – The federal Court of Appeal has upheld a precedent-setting ruling that confirmed the federal government is legally bound to protect killer whale habitat, according to a judgment released today.

In its judgment, the Court of Appeal unanimously dismissed nearly all aspects of the federal government’s appeal and ordered the government to pay the associated costs. This means that essentially all of the original ruling, which found that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) had failed to legally protect killer whale critical habitat, has been upheld.

Read the press release from Ecojustice, which represented Sierra Club BC and eight other conservation groups in the lawsuit.
 

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