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Alberta First Nation launches lawsuit against Alberta Energy Regulator, citing negligence

Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation says AER failed to live up to Treaty obligations

March 13, 2024  By Ground Water Canada

Edmonton – The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is being sued by the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN), alleging negligence following tailings leaks at Imperial Oil’s Kearl facility. The AFCN cited a failure to live up to Treaty obligations after two major leaks between May 2022 and February 2023. Documents suggest the Kearl oilsands mine was seeping tailings into groundwater. CBC News report | READ MORE

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