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First Nations blast Alberta Energy Regulator at hearing; Guibeault promises reform – JWN Energy

April 18, 2023

Chiefs of First Nations affected by releases of wastewater from an oilsands mine excoriated Alberta’s regulator at a House of Commons committee hearing, calling it a system that serves the industry and not the public.

“The (Alberta Energy Regulator) has zero credibility outside Calgary’s echo chamber,” Daniel Stuckless of the Fort McKay Metis Nation said in Ottawa on Monday.

“They actively dismiss and downplay impacts of oilsands on communities and their aboriginal and treaty rights.”

Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation went further outside the committee room.

“The Alberta system, when it comes to the Alberta regulator, is completely broken and should be dismantled,” he said.

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