Jackpine Tar Sands mine will destroy wetlands and wildlife, First Nations say
Mine will create $17 billion in taxes, royalties and create 750 full time jobs, Shell says
Angela Sterritt CBC News, Dec 09, 2013
The largest known reservoir of crude bitumen in the world is about to get even bigger, but Alice Rigney is in no mood to celebrate.
Rigney was raised in Northern Alberta on the Athabasca River that now runs directly through multiple oil sands projects.
“That river is our lifeline and has been for thousands of years. It has always sustained us with fish, food, water and travel – everything,” said Rigney. Read the rest of this entry
Potentially damaging Jackpine oilsands mine expansion OK’d by Ottawa
Environment minister says negative environmental effect is ‘justified in the circumstances’
CBC News/The Canadian Press, Dec 06, 2013
Shell Canada’s Jackpine oilsands mine expansion plan has received the go-ahead from Ottawa, despite the environment minister’s view that it’s “likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.” Read the rest of this entry
Athabasca Chipewyan band files treaty rights challenge against Shell
SHAWN McCARTHY and CARRIE TAIT, The Globe and Mail, Monday, Oct. 01 2012
The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation has launched a constitutional challenge to Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s application for approval of the proposed Jackpine oil sands mine expansion, saying neither the company nor the government has adequately consulted or accommodated its treaty rights. Read the rest of this entry