First Nation Official Lauds Koch Engagement with Canadian Tribe

Oil sands in Alberta, Canada / AP

Oil sands in Alberta, Canada / AP

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A subsidiary of Koch Industries has been proactive and productive in its talks with a tribal government near the site of a new oil extraction project in Canada, a tribal leader told the Toronto Globe and Mail on Tuesday.

Koch Oil Sands Operating LLC announced plans to develop a multi-billion-dollar oil sands project in Alberta, Canada, the Globe and Mail reported. The proposed project is near the Fort McKay First Nation.

Koch has been attentive to tribal concerns and has made an effort to reach out to representatives of the First Nation government, Fort McKay regulatory and environmental manager Dan Stuckless said.

“They came to us quite early in the process compared to most these days,” Stuckless told the Globe and Mail. According to the report, Stuckless felt “discussions have shown a desire by the developer to learn about Fort McKay and its priorities.”