Court Restricts Environmental Protesters to Safety Zone
Environmental protesters were interfering with the construction of a hydro project by blockading the site. The project developer asked the court for a permanent injunction confining the protesters to a “designated safety zone.” The court agreed and issued the injunction. It noted that the presence of protesters at the construction site endangered not only the protesters but also the workers there. Thus, the establishment of a safety zone for protesters was reasonable. The court also established a “protest-free” buffer zone near the access road to the site for safety reasons [Nalcor Energy v. NunatuKavut Community Council Inc.,  CanLII 73234 (NL SCTD), Nov. 27, 2012].