WHAT: The Council of Canadians will be presenting as an intervenor next week in the federal-provincial Joint Review Panel’s hearings on Teck Resources’ proposed Frontier Mine. The hearings began this week on what would be the largest ever tar sands mine, if built. The Council’s written submission is available here.
The Council will be presenting evidence that the proposed tar sands mine is not in the public interest, is economically, socially, and environmentally unacceptable, and will be calling on the Panel to reject Teck’s proposal.
WHEN / WHERE: The Council’s oral presentation to the Joint Review Panel is scheduled for Tuesday, October 2 at 1 p.m. MT, though this is subject to change according to the hearing’s progress. Any changes to the hearing schedule will be posted here, and a livestream of the hearing can be found here. Bronwen Tucker, the Prairies-NWT Organizer with the Council of Canadians and the organization’s representative at the hearings, will be in Fort McMurray and available for interviews from October 1-3.
WHY: “Allowing this project to go forward would be a dramatic step away from the fairer, renewable energy economy we need to be building, says Tucker. “Teck is proposing clear-cutting an area twice the size of Vancouver, threatening an already-stressed ecologically critical watershed, ruining a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and burning past our provincial, federal, and international climate commitments -- all for a project that analysts across the board agree will struggle to turn a profit.”
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