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Tyee Poll: Do You Think Liberals Will Approve Teck’s Frontier Mega-mine?

Geoff Dembicki recently reported on the Liberal government’s upcoming decision on the northern Alberta Frontier mine being proposed by Vancouver-based Teck Resources.

The $20.6-billion mine, twice the size of Vancouver and possibly the biggest oilsands project ever, is expected to add 20 per cent of additional oilsands emissions over the next three decades. If approved, it could derail Canada’s long-term climate targets of having “net-zero” emissions by 2050. A decision is expected by the end of this month.

Federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson is reportedly “wrestling” with the decision. The North Vancouver MP has previously said that achieving Canada’s aggressive net-zero target is not open to negotiation: “That is a target that is not informed by politics. It’s informed by science.”

We’re wondering what you think. Will the Liberals approve the Frontier mine?

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