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FMFN officially withdraws from Canada-Alberta JOSM

The Fort McMurray First Nation, the last First Nation band involved in the Canada-Alberta Joint Oil Sands Monitoring program, has officially left it.

Past members include the the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Mikisew Cree First Nation, the Fort McKay First Nation, and the Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation.

Fort McMurray Chief Ron Kreutzer says it was a difficult decision, but that the First Nation feels excluded and frustrated.

The monitoring program was originally composed of First Nations, environmental monitoring groups, industry, and the top two levels of government.