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Fort Nelson First Nation gets Nexen fracking water license overturned

Published Date: 
03 Sep 2015

The Fort Nelson First Nation, represented by Ratcliff lawyers James Tate, Nathan Hume and Michelle Bradley, has won a potentially precedent-setting decision from the B.C. Environmental Appeal Board that cancels the water licence of a natural gas fracking operation in northeast B.C.

The appeal board — in a decision that took 20 months to deliver — concluded the science behind the licence was fundamentally flawed and the province did not consult the First Nation in good faith.