BTA disappointed in withdrawal of Frontier regulatory application

Media release: Building Trades of Alberta disappointed in withdrawal of Frontier regulatory application

EDMONTON – The Building Trades of Alberta is disappointed to learn that Teck Resources removed the Frontier project from the regulatory review process from the federal environmental assessment process last night.

“BTA has long-pushed for the Frontier oil sands mine project and to learn yesterday that Teck withdrew its regulatory application is distressing to our organization and the more than 60,000 affiliate skilled-construction trades members we proudly represent,” said BTA Executive Director Terry Parker.

“The responsible resource development plan Teck had for Frontier, coupled with the thousands of jobs its construction would’ve created, the agreements it had with all 14 Indigenous communities in the area and the billions in government revenues it would have generated means Alberta workers and our economy will suffer.”

On Jan. 8, BTA sent a letter to Federal Environment Minister Wilkinson pushing for the project’s approval. A final decision on the mega-project was expected by Feb. 28, 2020.

The letter to Wilkinson, outlined the economic benefits of the project, the industry-leading and exceeding environmental provisions in place, and the extent of consultation that had gone into planning Frontier.

The Building Trades of Alberta promotes the interests of 18 Alberta union locals and more than 60,000 skilled-trades women and men around the province.


For more information:

Tyler Bedford, BTA Director of Communications: 780-298-7626

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