Teck Resources Limited, a natural resources company based in Vancouver, B.C., announced on Sunday, February 24, 2020, that they would be withdrawing their application for their proposed Teck Frontier oilsands mine project in Alberta. The company's CEO, Don Lindsay, attributed the cancellation to the growing tension between resource development initiatives and the climate change conversation. Alberta premier, Jason Kenny, has responded to the news of the withdrawal in a statement blaming the federal government's inaction in the face of the protest blockades around the country.\nIn his official statement, Jason Kenney writes that "weeks of federal indecision on the regulatory approval process and inaction in the face of illegal blockades have created more uncertainty for investors looking at Canada."\nKenney adds that he thinks the Teck Frontier deciding to withdraw their application at this point in time is not a coincidence.\nThe past month in Canada has been marked by protests and blockades in support of the Wet'suwet'en people.\nIn response to Teck's withdrawal, the premier looks to the federal government for lacking the courage to defend the interests of Canadians "in the face of a militant minority."\nThe withdrawal of Teck’s Frontier Mine application is more devastating news for the Canadian economy, especially for Albertans & indigenous people.This decision is clearly the result of federal regulatory uncertainty & the current lawless opposition to resource development. pic.twitter.com/DXGKC6mCo9— Jason Kenney (@jkenney) February 24, 2020\nKenney further stressed that the Alberta Government agreed to all federal and requirements to ensure that the project would go through, including "protecting bison and caribou habitat, regulation of oilsands emissions and securing full Indigenous support."\nTeck has withdrawn its application for the Frontier oil sands mine. First reported by @MariekeWalsh - here is the letter from the CEO of the company to Fed Env Minister Wilkinson: pic.twitter.com/5zl1LkMtuQ— Vassy Kapelos (@VassyKapelos) February 24, 2020\nAs explained in Teck Frontier's official statement, CEO Lindsay does not directly refer to the blockades as leading to the withdrawal of the oilsands project.\nThough he does reference how the Frontier project has led to a larger discussion on climate change and "Canada's role in addressing it."\nTeck says that they are not "shying away" from controversy, knowing full well that their industry tends to face a "vocal minority" that will "inevitably oppose specific development."\nThis oilsands project was to be built in Northern Alberta, 110 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, and the cost estimated for the project was $20 billion, as stated by CBC News.\nCBC News also reports that the project would have brought in about 9500 jobs in construction and operations and generated over $70 billion in government revenue.\nView this post on Instagram On February 10th, 2020 Indigenous youth took over and occupied the lobby of the Enbridge Centre in amiskwaciwâskahikan. This space has systematically police and placed profit over people and community, we stood with our prayers and songs in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs representing all five clans of the Wet’suwet’en Nation in opposition to CGL. We strategically chose this location because of BMO’s relationship with the CGL pipeline. Wet'suwet'en is just one of the many communities across Turtle island that are being impacted by projects connected to Alberta oil and gas companies . We will not stop mobilizing until every project that is tied to Alberta Tarsands and Gas projects that is harming our communities and across Turtle island has ceased. The illegal invasion of Wet'suwet'en is only the beginning . Reconciliation is dead #STOPITATTHESOURCE #youthforyintah #handsoffwetsuweten #unistoten #alleyesonwetsuweten #evictcgl #standwithwetsuweten #landback A post shared by Beaver Hills Warriors (@beaver_hills_warriors) on Feb 11, 2020 at 10:29pm PST\nThey also mention that the federal government was to sit down, discuss, and come to a decision regarding Teck Frontier later this week.\nThey were also to touch upon how Alberta had not set greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets.\nCTV News reported that the Teck Frontier project had already gotten the approval of 14 indigenous groups in Alberta but some elders were apprehensive.\nIt remains to be seen whether Teck Frontier will resubmit its application in the coming year.