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Greenpeace demands charges be laid against Imperial Oil in wake of oilsands issue

Environmental group projects sign on Supreme Court facade: "Charge Imperial Now"

April 21, 2023  By Ground Water Canada

Ottawa – Greenpeace is pressing for Imperial Oil to be charged in the wake of a toxic wastewater spill in northern Alberta’s Kearl oilsands mine.

The environmental group’s call coincides with a hearing before a House of Commons committee in which Imperial officials are to testify about the company’s delay in notifying First Nations groups and the provincial government about the wastewater release.

Greenpeace backed its call for charges by projecting a sign on the Supreme Court building’s facade, demanding to “Charge Imperial Now.”


Nine months had elapsed since the seepage from a tailings pond was discovered, leading to groundwater contamination, before First Nations and government personnel were notified.

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