"Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson is deciding whether to rubberstamp the largest tar sands mine Canada has ever seen -- and his decision could come any day.
The $20-billion Teck Frontier Mine in Alberta will unleash a flood of global warming pollution equivalent to adding a million new cars on the road, and make it impossible for Canada to meet its climate targets. It infringes on the rights of Indigenous peoples. And economists say it’s not financially viable.
Rejecting the mega-mine should be a no-brainer. But Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and a swarm of big oil lobbyists are ramping up pressure on the federal government to approve it."