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Alberta environment minister says First Nations concerns with Teck Frontier are about money – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 202068 Views

Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation chief’s letter outlines environmental and cultural concerns

Feb 12, 2020

The Alberta government says a First Nation’s concerns about the proposed Teck Frontier oilsands mine are more about getting a bigger share of the royalties than about protecting water, bison and other environmental concerns.

Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam sent the federal government a letter last week suggesting that the Alberta government’s failure to address environmental and cultural concerns about the project was putting it at risk as a deadline approaches for the federal government to give its approval.

But Alberta Environment Minister Jason Nixon said Tuesday that Adam’s “primary” focus is on money.

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