Westmoreland v. Canada (II) Westmoreland Mining Holdings LLC v. Canada (II) (ICSID Case No. UNCT/20/3)
United States of America
Ownership of five coal mines servicing adjacent power plants through mine-mouth operations in the Province of Alberta, Canada.
Claims arising out of the decision of Alberta’s provincial government in 2015 to phase out coal-fired power plants in the province by 2030. The government allegedly failed to compensate the claimant for the early closure of its coal mining operations, excluding it from a compensation scheme made available to three local coal mining operators.
Primary: B - Mining and quarrying
5 - Mining of coal and lignite
ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes)
Blanch, J.
Hosking, J.
Douglas, Z.
Decided in favour of State
470.00 mln CAD (357.30 mln USD)
Data not available
Fair and equitable treatment/Minimum standard of treatment, including denial of justice claims

National treatment
None - jurisdiction declined