Prof Galvão Ferreira leads environmental law clinic's variance commentary

A team from Windsor Law’s Transnational Environmental Law and Policy Clinic (TELP), lead by professor and clinic director Patrícia Galvão Ferreira, worked with counterparts from the Detroit Mercy Environmental Law Clinic to prepare a commentary to the city of Detroit opposing Marathon Petroleum Corporation's request for an allowance to permit open-air storage of petcoke, a by-product of its petroleum refining operations.

In their variance commentary, Windsor Law students Oshani Amaratunga, Nathan Prendergast, and Shahrouz Shoghian stressed that Marathon’s attempts to evade ordinances requiring the coverage of petcoke deposits would offer environmental risks not only to Detroit residents, but also to residents in neighbouring Canada and to the shared ecosystem along the Detroit River.

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