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Inuit Appeal Oil and Gas Exploration Off Baffin Island

The Hamlet of Clyde River and the Nammautaq Hunters and Trappers Organization allege that the NEB failed to adequately consider the harmful effects of seismic testing on marine mammals and on Inuit food, economy and culture, and that the decision violated the constitutional rights of the Inuit.

Via the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal, Amnesty International appealed the permission in December 2014, but were denied by the Court. No explanation was given for the Court’s decision.

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Image credit: "Baffin Island, Canada" by Connormah, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

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