AB aboriginal chiefs want oilsands moratorium

EDMONTON¬† – Alberta’s aboriginal chiefs are calling for a moratorium on new oilsands development until they’ve completed plans to manage water and resource development in the region.The plea from the First Nation chiefs was passed unanimously at an Assembly of Treaty Chiefs meeting in Calgary on Friday and comes to light as a media report reveals several of Canada’s largest energy companies are asking the Alberta government to suspend land lease sales until at least 2011 in three areas around Fort McMurray that may later be designated for conservation.

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