Beaver Lake Cree Argue Cumulative Impacts of Tar Sands

Beaver Lake Cree Argue Cumulative Impacts of Tar Sands

In April 2013, the Alberta Court of Appeal upheld the Beaver Lake Cree’s right to take the Crown to trial based on the cumulative impacts of tar sands on their treaty rights. Read more about the decision here at Carrol Linnit’s blog Desmog Canada “The Beaver Lake Cree Judgement: The Most Important Tar Sands Case You’ve Never Heard Of.”  In a separate statement renown Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki posted the following editorial on Huffington Post, “Beaver Lake Cree Case Reveals Flaws in Environmental Review Process.” For more information on the cases and trial visit the Beaver Lake Cree Nation’s website and Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs (RAVEN)’s facebook page.

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  1. Susan Cooper     May 4, 2014 at 5:25am

    My husband and I are from Texas. Although we are neither landowners nor Native Americans, we attended the Cowboy Indian Alliance program and march in Washington, We believe that the Keystone XL pipeline ins wrong in every regard for our environment, for public health and for our planet. We met a member of the Beaver Lake Cree Nation who told us that her territory is close to the TransCanada extractive mining site and that her people are very sick. My heart is broken to hear this, and I promise you that we will fight the KXL in every way that we can.

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