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Tell Trudeau to #RejectTeck, the largest tar sands mine proposal ever

Right now, Teck Resources is pushing hard for approval to build Teck Frontier, which is the largest ever mine proposal in the Alberta tar sands. The project would cost $20 billion, operate for 41 years, and extract 260,000 barrels of bitumen per day. If it is given the green light its damaging impacts to water, climate, and downstream communities would be felt for much longer than that.

Allowing this project to go forward would be a dramatic step away from the fairer, renewable energy economy we need to be building. 

A joint federal-provincial panel is now reviewing this project and will make a recommendation to reject or approve it. The Council of Canadians is one of the intervenors in the review and we are doing everything we can to get the panel to say no to Teck. But we have an uphill battle. To date, our regulatory system has never said no to a proposed tar sands mine.

If the panel recommends the project go forward, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson will still need to decide whether to approve it. That's why we need to start telling them to say no to this indefensible project. Add your voice! Send a letter to Trudeau and Wilkinson and tell them to #RejectTeck!

TO: Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister
CC: Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Prime Minister
Prime Minister of Canada
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