Oil spill threatens Lubicon

There are growing fears about the extent of a massive oil spill from a pipeline in northern Alberta.

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There are growing fears about the extent of a massive oil spill from a pipeline in northern Alberta.

Millions of litres of crude oil have been spilled near the traditional territory of the Lubicon Cree.

A school is closed and a community may have to be evacuated.

For the Lubicon, who have spent years fighting against pipeline and oil development on their traditional lands, the spill is a source of growing fear and anger.

APTN National News reporter Keith Laboucan reports from Edmonton.

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