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Teck’s Frontier mine: In the public interest, but which public? – Cabin Radio

A massive new oilsands project in Alberta is “in the public interest,” a review panel has decided, despite acknowledging the inevitability of “significant adverse effects” on the environment and Indigenous Peoples.

If approved, Teck Resources’ Frontier mine would be built 30 km south of Wood Buffalo National Park, in an area between Fort McMurray and Fort Chipewyan.

Up on the north side of the park, the Smith’s Landing First Nation is concerned the company isn’t taking its members’ concerns about the mine’s potential impact on their territory seriously.

Chief Gerry Cheezie said the province, regulatory agencies, and oil companies don’t believe the First Nation will be affected as they are 240 km away from the project.

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