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Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Takes The Alberta Energy Regulator To Court – Western Wheel

March 11, 2024

The lawsuit ask the AFCN receive at least a portion of royalties the Alberta government received from the mine which is estimated to be $300 million, in addition to $500 million in damages.

(ANNews) – Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation’s (AFCN) chief served the head of the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) with lawsuit papers at a town hall-style meeting in Fort Chipewyan on March 5, where the regulator was lambasted for its coverup of the Kearl oil mine spill two years ago.

When it was Chief Allan Adam’s turn to speak at the event, he followed through on an earlier promise to pursue legal action against the AER.

“As the chief of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation I am handing you these documents that say we are going to court … we are suing you for the damage that you have caused the community of Fort Chip,” he said while holding up the papers.

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