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First Nation says Alberta premier is ‘killing’ proposed oilsands mine by failing to address concerns – CBC

‘This would be the first time that the Alberta government is killing its own oilsand project,’ says chief

Dec 11, 2019

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is urging the federal government to approve an oilsands mine which would be the largest Canada has ever seen — but a northern Alberta First Nation says the main obstacle facing the project is Kenney’s own government.

Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, north of Fort McMurray, Alta., is accusing the Alberta premier of sabotaging the project by neglecting to address lingering environmental concerns.

“The Alberta government is killing its own oilsands project by not negotiating with ACFN,” Athabasca Chipewyan Chief Allan Adam told CBC News.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/athabasca-oilsands-teck-frontier-mine-climate-jason-kenney-1.5391479

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