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Pipeline Spills and Indigenous Energy Justice

The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS), University of Regina, Regina, SK S4P 4V5, Canada
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Sustainability 2020, 12(1), 47;
Received: 7 November 2019 / Revised: 8 December 2019 / Accepted: 16 December 2019 / Published: 19 December 2019
The Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan transport their energy resources by pipeline to the eastern and western seaboards, and south into the United States. The used pipeline infrastructure reshapes the landscape and affects sustainability of the environment, traditional Indigenous livelihoods, and drinking water, particularly when spills and leaks occur. This scoping review is focused on Indigenous sustainability issues in relation to surrounding pipeline spills/leaks, impacts on drinking water and Indigenous communities in Western Canada. We found that Indigenous communities are particularly vulnerable to pipeline leaks, and have limited capacity to mitigate them. Strategic decisions need to be made about the management of pipeline leaks. For building Indigenous energy justice, the findings of this paper suggest that Indigenous-led databases, programs to monitor and assess impacts, report leaks, and funding of community-based participatory action research are required. View Full-Text
Keywords: energy; Indigenous drinking water; Indigenous; pipeline spills; scoping review; sustainability energy; Indigenous drinking water; Indigenous; pipeline spills; scoping review; sustainability
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Datta, R.; Hurlbert, M.A. Pipeline Spills and Indigenous Energy Justice. Sustainability 2020, 12, 47.

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Datta R, Hurlbert MA. Pipeline Spills and Indigenous Energy Justice. Sustainability. 2020; 12(1):47.

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Datta, Ranjan, and Margot A. Hurlbert 2020. "Pipeline Spills and Indigenous Energy Justice" Sustainability 12, no. 1: 47.

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