Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corporation [2017] ONCA 827

Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corporation [2017] ONCA 827 (October 31, 2017)
Court of Appeal for Ontario

Ecuadorian community members filed an action in Canada for recognition and enforcement of an Ecuadorian court judgment holding Chevron accountable for environmental harm from petroleum development in the Amazon.  The Superior Court of Justice granted Chevron’s motion for summary judgment and dismissed the plaintiffs’ claim against Chevron (Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corporation [2015] ONSC 135).

Alberta Wilderness Ass’n v. Cardinal River Coals Ltd.

Alberta Wilderness Ass’n v. Cardinal River Coals Ltd. [1999] 3 FC 425 
April 8, 1999

A coalition of conservation organizations challenged a ministry decision allowing a coal mine to be constructed just outside the boundary of a national park.  One of the questions the court considered was whether the environmental assessment prepared prior to the decision adequately considered the potential environmental impacts of the mine -- including cumulative impacts.  

Chevron Corp. v. Yaiguaje

Chevron Corp. v. Yaiguaje [2015] SCC 42 (September 4, 2015)
Supreme Court of Canada   

Ecuadorian citizens who obtained a multi-billion dollar judgment against Chevron Corporation (Chevron) for extensive environmental pollution caused by oil operations in Ecuador brought an action to recognize and enforce the judgment in Canada.  Chevron sought to dismiss the case, claiming the Canadian court did not have jurisdiction. 


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