“I am now confident that this Project is a net benefit to my community and the entire region. The environmental and cultural mitigations agreed to are unprecedented for a project of this kind.”
The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and the Government of Alberta have reached an agreement over Teck Resources Frontier project.
The agreement ends a dispute between the two parties, which began when ACFN criticized the province’s consultation process on addressing environmental impacts of the project.
In a news release issued Sunday, ACFN Chief Allan Adam said the new agreement with the province “has now resolved concerns” about the environmental and cultural impacts of the Frontier project.
On Feb 21, the Mikisew Cree First Nation, also issued a press release Friday reiterating its support for the project.
The federal cabinet’s deadline to make a decision on the proposed oilsands mine is Feb. 28. If the $20.6 billion mine is built, it would produce up to 260,000 barrels of oil per day by 2037.