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‘Prepare for court,’ ACFN chief tells Alberta Energy Regulator

Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam is telling the Alberta Energy Regulator to “prepare for court” after a third-party report commissioned by the regulator found it responded responsibly to oilsands tailings pond spill and seepage incidents at Imperial Oil’s Kearl site. He told the regulator on Sept. 26 that he does not accept the report.
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‘We might have a coverup problem’: MPs grill Alberta Energy Regulator CEO over oilsands tailings leaks

The Alberta Energy Regulator’s president and CEO was in the hot seat Monday at a parliamentary committee meeting where MPs quizzed him on the regulator’s role in failing to quickly communicate information about multiple tailings leaks in northern Alberta to downstream communities and various levels of government.

Suncor reports release from sediment pond on Alberta oilsands mine

In a note to area First Nations, the Alberta Energy Regulator says the water is from a pond used to settle suspended solids in surface water collected from parts of the site that haven't been mined. Once the sediments settle, the water is emptied into a creek that drains into the Athabasca River.