Alberta green groups expecting much from Rachel Notley’s NDP government

Green groups expect much from the New Democrats who swept into power in Tuesday’s Alberta election.

EDMONTON — Green groups expect much from the New Democrats who swept into power in Tuesday’s Alberta election.

Environmentalists say they’ll hold premier-elect Rachel Notley to positions she advocated when she was in opposition.

They say they expect action on phasing out Alberta’s coal-fired power plants.

They also want quick movement on a climate-change strategy that would involve a higher price on carbon.

And they’re looking for a Notley government to enact stronger protection for wildlife habitat from energy and forestry development.