AB coalition urges slowdown on oilsands

EDMONTON – A coalition of groups in Alberta called on the provincial government today to stop approving any more oilsands projects.

The groups represent a wide variety of interests: First Nations communities, environmental organizations, scientists, health care sector employees, labour, faith communities and social justice groups.

All of them feel the rapid pace of oilsands development has put too much strain on the quality of air, land, health and the economy in Alberta’s communities.

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