Lawyer asks court to shut Baytex bitumen plant releasing harmful pollution that forced Alberta families to vacate their homes years ago

Lawyer asks court to shut Alberta oilsands plant releasing harmful smells by The Canadian Press, April 22, 2014, Calgary Herald
A lawyer is asking a court to shut down a northwestern Alberta oilsands plant while the owner works to stop harmful odours that have forced nearby residents from their homes. Keith Wilson represents families made ill by powerful smells emitting from Baytex Energy’s operations near Peace River. Wilson says allowing Baytex to keep operating while it installs new equipment to block the smells puts corporate profits ahead of public health. Last week, Alberta’s energy regulator agreed with the conclusions of a public inquiry that found the company’s emissions were harming nearby residents. The regulator gave Baytex four months to install its new equipment. … The injunction application comes the same day the Alberta government announced it would attend a conference in Seattle to tout its environmental record. [Emphasis added]

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