‘Apologies are just to save face’ over Alberta oil spill ‘disaster,’ says Lubicon chief

The chief of the Lubicon Cree says the Alberta government’s recent apologies for the devastating oil spill on Lubicon territory is not enough.

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The chief of the Lubicon Cree says the Alberta government’s recent apologies for the devastating oil spill on Lubicon territory is not enough.

“Apologies are just to save face. That is not enough,” said Chief Steve Noskey. “As premier of this province(Ed Stelmach)should be here. Sending his ministers is not enough…This is a disaster.”

Green Party leader Elizabeth May says the oil pipeline company responsible for the largest spill of crude oil in Alberta in the last 30 years also has a dismal environmental record.

Nearly 4.5 million litres of heavy oil spilled into muskeg in northern Alberta began last Friday.

APTN National News reporter Noemi LoPinto has this story.

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