Athabasca Chipewyan file lawsuit against Shell's Jackpine oilsands expansion

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EDMONTON - A northern Alberta aboriginal band has filed documents asking the Federal Court to overturn the approval of Shell's mammoth Jackpine oilsands mine expansion.

The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation says governments have failed to consult adequately with them as required by law.

They also say the project as approved would violate a number of federal laws.

The filing comes as musician Neil Young is touring in support of the First Nation's legal defence fund.

It joins a long list of other lawsuits from Alberta First Nations against the provincial and federal governments, all taking objection to how the rapid pace of oilsands development is being handled.

Organizations: First Nation, Federal Court, Alberta First Nations

Geographic location: Jackpine, EDMONTON, Northern Alberta

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