Alberta energy regulator sued over denying First Nations right to speak
EDMONTON - Two aboriginal bands are taking Alberta's energy regulator to court for being denied the right to speak at hearings into an oilsands development near their traditional lands.
The Beaver Lake Cree Nation and the Whitefish Lake First Nation were not allowed to address hearings into Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.'s (TSX:CNQ) Kirby expansion project.
The bands say the project is to be developed in the same area where they hunt and fish and will contribute to the demise of caribou in the region.
But the Alberta Energy Regulator ruled they wouldn't be directly affected by the development.
The regulator ultimately denied all applications to speak about the 85,000-barrel-a-day project and cancelled the hearings.
Observers have said the regulator's decision is part of a new pattern to severely restrict who is eligible to address regulatory hearings.
Read more Business News
- Sun win one for fallen mateBCFC
- New cell tower?West Kelowna
- Social media thwarts shoplifterPenticton / S. Okanagan
- New Sockeye hatcheryPenticton / S. Okanagan
|QHR Technologies Inc||1.37||+0.05|
|Anavex Life Sciences||0.223||-0.0031|
|Copper Mountain Mining||2.66||-0.02|
|Sunrise Resources Ltd||0.02||-0.005|
|Mission Ready Services||0.29||-0.01|
Last night I was privileged to be able to speak at the Greater Westside Board of Trade business awards dinner. Photo: ContributedI talked about Innovation and Collaboration which are two very interes...
There will be a time when you will need to decide who you should appoint as executor of your Will. As well, there may be a time when you will be asked by someone to act as the executor of his or her W...
Part 1 of 2 Photo: Thinkstock.com1. Move in with your parents or in-laws Explain that you're thinking strategically in moving back home. The quickest way to get into the housing market is to ma...