Overview of Offshore Energy Boards and EA

Independent Environmental Assessment
Petroleum Boards

In the 1984 Hiberina Reference the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Newfoundland does not have jurisdiction over the continental shelf. That decision led the federal government and the province of Newfoundland and Labrador to negotiate a legal regime to ensure the province would benefit financially from the development of offshore oil and gas resources. The Atlantic Accord was signed in 1985 and formed the basis for the Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Act.

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