Project touted as safe and responsible, but Indigenous environmental activists not convinced
Raymond Ladouceur remembers what happened to Lake Athabasca when an oil pipeline leaked nearly 30 years ago.
Oil seeped into the water, creating slicks that forced fish to dive deep underwater and eat mud, something he'd never seen before.
"The stuff was yellow, and you talk about the stink," Ladouceur said from his home in Fort Chipewyan, Alta. "I can't describe it. It's a rotten smell, very hard on the nose."