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Nuluujaat Land Guardians countersue Baffinland, claim environmental damages – CBC

Jul 28, 2022

Lawsuit seeks an injunction to stop Baffinland’s sound contamination, dust pollution

The Inuit protesters who formed a temporary blockade at Baffinland Iron Mine’s Mary River mine last year, have filed a statement of defence in a lawsuit launched against them by the company.

And, they’ve also launched a counterclaim of their own, alleging environmental damages related to the mine.

In February of 2021 the Nuluujaat Land Guardians formed a week-long blockade at the Mary River Mine, operated by Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation about 176 kilometres from Pond Inlet, Nunavut, in protest over a mine expansion, which among other additions, would see Baffinland double its output of iron ore each year.

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