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Reconciliation- Alberta First Nation Chiefs bid to keep $130 million in Federal funds for well cleanup – BOE Report

March 11, 2024

In 2020, with a $1 billion Federal government cash injection to clean up inactive wells, the Alberta government allocated $100 million of that funding to Indigenous groups with $85 million in funding allocated to First Nations and $15 million to Metis communities.

Currently, over $130 million of the total Federal money allocated to the province remains unspent which the provincial government has confirmed as an estimate and says it is expected to return.

Today, Chiefs from across Alberta called on the Federal government to release this unspent funding, which they estimate is now nearly $135 million to be used by Indigenous people to reclaim even more inactive and orphan wells on their lands.29dk29

Read More: https://boereport.com/2024/03/11/reconciliation-alberta-first-nation-chiefs-bid-to-keep-130-million-in-federal-funds-for-well-cleanup/

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