Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will visit Alberta’s oilsands

Global News

EDMONTON – According to the Alberta Enterprise Group, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has postponed his trip to Alberta’s oilsands  to learn firsthand about development and the impact the Keystone XL pipeline project could have.

Kennedy and his son Conor were scheduled to tour Fort McMurray and Fort Chipewyan, and meet with special interest groups this weekend.

Kennedy serves as a Senior Attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) –  a U.S. environmental action group with 1.4 million members – and also is the President of Waterkeeper Alliance,  a global water protection movement that he founded in 1999.

However, Thursday afternoon Kennedy decided to reschedule the trip.

“At a time when the people of Alberta are coping with the devastating impacts of unprecedented floods, it’s important that the urgent work of assistance and recovery move ahead without distraction. For that reason, Mr. Kennedy has decided to postpone his visit to the province until later…

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