Resources & Energy

Bigger northern conservation area planned after Shell relinquishes permits

Shell was in the midst of a court battle against the World Wildlife Fund's Canadian branch, which claimed that the oil company’s right to the permits had expired. With the announcement from Shell on World Oceans Day on June 8, the case was dropped.

Two narwhal surface to breathe in Admiralty Inlet at Lancaster Sound, Nunavut. Photograph by Paul Nicklen courtesy of WWF-Canada

By DENIS CALNAN

PUBLISHED : Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM

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