Tsuut’ina Chief Crowchild pens letter opposing Springbank Reservoir

April 18, 2017 by CRC Action Group in News

Tsuut’ina voice opposition, insist no meaningful consultation has happened


Over the weekend, the Calgary Herald published an editorial letter from Chief Lee Crowchild, on behalf of the Tsuut’ina Nation, that leaves little doubt remaining as to their stance on the Springbank Off-stream Reservoir.


Chief Crowchild emphasized that the “opposition to the proposed Springbank dam . . . is driven by real concerns that have not been addressed” and insists that any meetings that have taken place were “low-level meeting[s]” that have not satisfied the requirement for meaningful consultation.


As further reasons for the opposition, Crowchild cites alleged shortcomings in the environmental assessment, the government’s disregard for the (lack of) Tsuut’ina’s consent, the potential risk of catastrophic failure, and the Tsuut’ina’s preference for the McLean Creek alternative.


Read the full letter here: Crowchild: Springbank dam is a non-starter


This dispute must end! We must push our elected officials to resolve matters with the Tsuut’ina and to take action on the crucial flood mitigation projects that Calgary needs.


We need your voice! This matter is too important to fail. Keep the momentum going by attending the CRCAG AGM on April 25.




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