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Indigenous leaders protest against major Alberta oilsands mine proposal – Globalnews.ca

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202029 Views

January 20, 2020

Indigenous leaders from British Columbia and Alberta who oppose Teck’s Frontier mine say its impact will be felt by First Nations well beyond the site of the massive oilsands project.

Members of Indigenous Climate Action, the Tiny House Warriors and the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs were among those who gathered Monday in North Vancouver outside the office of Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson calling on him to stop the project.

The Teck Frontier mine north of Fort McMurray, Alta., would produce 260,000 barrels of oil a day and about four million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every year, for more than 40 years.

The federal government must make a decision on the project by the end of February under the Environmental Assessment Act.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/6438734/frontier-oilsands-mine-indigenous-protest-teck-alberta-british-columbia/

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