Canada: Shell’s Tar Sands Expansion Could Violate First Nations Treaties

SustainableBusiness: The residents of Fort Chipewyan, an indigenous community near the Arctic Circle, that lives directly downstream from Canada's tar sands in Alberta, are officially challenging tar sands expansion there on constitutional grounds - saying it violates their rights under Canada's First Nations treaties. For the first time, a Canadian First Nation will officially challenge tar sands development on the grounds of aboriginal rights. If this test case is successful, it would embolden indigenous groups across......

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