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Canada: First Nation Pulls Out of Hearings into Grand Rapids Oil Sands Pipeline

Globe and Mail: An aboriginal group that lives in northern Alberta's oil sands region has withdrawn from a regulatory hearing into the proposed Grand Rapids crude pipeline, but the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation vowed to explore other ways to fight the $3-billion project. The ACFN announced late Tuesday it would no longer be participating in the Alberta Energy Regulator's process, which it criticized as too rushed and skewed in favour of the oil industry. Landowners along the proposed route raised similar concerns...