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Developing Oil and Gas Resources On or Near Indigenous Lands in Canada: An Overview of Laws, Treaties, Regulations and Agreements

Wright, Laura; White, Jerry P.;
Open Access
  • Published: 17 Sep 2012
  • Publisher: Scholarship@Western
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
The development of resources on and near Indigenous territories has many potential benefits including employment creation, wealth sharing, and improved service delivery. However, the development of oil and gas resources can also lead to economic inequality, displacement, loss of traditional lifestyles, and significant environmental damage. This paper is a review of the how oil and gas development on Indigenous lands and traditional territories has been regulated in Canada to balance these benefits and risks. Some of the legislation discussed include the Indian Oil and Gas Act, the First Nations Oil and Gas and Moneys Management Act, the Umbrella Final Agreement ...
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free text keywords: economic development, resource development, environmental impacts, social impacts, policy, treaties, Energy Policy, Other Sociology, Public Policy
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