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Natural Resources Canada
August 8, 2010

Lancaster Sound Court Proceedings: Natural Resources Canada Statement

The Government of Canada has been informed that the Court has ruled in favour of an injunction preventing the commencement of the Baffin Bay area marine seismic survey.

Natural Resources Canada remains committed to the goal of its Geo-mapping program which is to increase our knowledge of the geology of the North. This scientific information will also be valuable in establishing a proposed marine conservation area in Lancaster Sound.

This decision has no impact on the other surveys currently taking place in the North.

As this remains the subject of ongoing legal proceedings, we do not wish to comment further at this time.

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