Reflections on Orphan Well Association v Grant Thornton Ltd 2019 SCC 5
Environmental Law, Business and Environment, Climate Change, Orphan Well Association v Grant Thornton
The recently released Supreme Court of Canada decision in Orphan Well Association v Grant Thornton has been warmly welcomed by those who are concerned that the burden of environmental remediation too often falls upon taxpayers when companies run into financial difficulties and seek bankruptcy protection. In this post, we will examine the decision itself, and reflect upon its implications for oil and gas development in a climate vulnerable world and for environmental liability more broadly.
Sara Seck, Meinhard Doelle, Lisa Benjamin & Colin Jackson, “Reflections on Orphan Well Association v Grant Thornton Ltd 2019 SCC 5” (22 February 2019), online (blog): Environmental Law News [https://perma.cc/EX8Q-KHUD].