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Steam billowing from the Sheerness coal-fired generating station is reflected in a car roof near Hanna, Alta., on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

First Nations, coal companies asking Alberta for better consultation on mines

First Nations, coal companies asking Alberta for better consultation on mines

 

Steam billows from the Sheerness coal-fired generating station near Hanna, Alta., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta didn’t consider impact of mountain coal mining on tourism: official

Alberta didn’t consider impact of mountain coal mining on tourism: official

 

Alberta halts coal exploration in mountains while consultations continue

Alberta halts coal exploration in mountains while consultations continue

 

Sonya Savage, Minister of Energy, Government of Alberta speaks during an event in Acheson, Alta., Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. The Alberta government says it will release an update today about a recently concluded online survey on coal mining in the Rocky Mountains. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Sonya Savage, Minister of Energy, Government of Alberta speaks during an event in Acheson, Alta., Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. The Alberta government says it will release an update today about a recently concluded online survey on coal mining in the Rocky Mountains. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Jason Nixon, minister of Environment and Parks after being sworn into office, in Edmonton on Tuesday April 30, 2019. Town council from the largest municipality in Nixon's constituency is concerned over the province's consultation plans for open-pit coal mining in the Rocky Mountains. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Council in Alberta environment minister’s town wants better coal consultation

Council in Alberta environment minister’s town wants better coal consultation

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Jason Nixon, minister of Environment and Parks after being sworn into office, in Edmonton on Tuesday April 30, 2019. Town council from the largest municipality in Nixon's constituency is concerned over the province's consultation plans for open-pit coal mining in the Rocky Mountains. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Environment and Parks Minister Jason Nixon is seen during a news conference to announce $43 million in repairs and improvements to provincial parks at a news conference in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

Alberta ministers defend widely criticized coal consultation plans

Alberta ministers defend widely criticized coal consultation plans

Environment and Parks Minister Jason Nixon is seen during a news conference to announce $43 million in repairs and improvements to provincial parks at a news conference in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
Energy Minister Sonya Savage speaks during an event to mark the start of right-of-way construction for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, in Acheson, Alta., Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. A committee that is supposed to consult Albertans on coal development in the Rocky Mountains won't be able to ask questions about water or land use. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta coal consultation terms of reference rule out land use, water concerns

Alberta coal consultation terms of reference rule out land use, water concerns

Energy Minister Sonya Savage speaks during an event to mark the start of right-of-way construction for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, in Acheson, Alta., Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. A committee that is supposed to consult Albertans on coal development in the Rocky Mountains won't be able to ask questions about water or land use. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Opposition bill against coal mining in Alberta’s Rockies can proceed in legislature

Opposition bill against coal mining in Alberta’s Rockies can proceed in legislature

Alberta Opposition Leader Rachel Notley speaks at a news conference in Edmonton on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. The NDP leader has tabled a private member's bill in the legislature that she says would protect the province's Rocky Mountains from new open-pit coal mines. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Private member’s bill would protect mountains from coal mines: Alberta NDP Opposition

Private member’s bill would protect mountains from coal mines: Alberta NDP Opposition

Alberta Opposition Leader Rachel Notley speaks at a news conference in Edmonton on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. The NDP leader has tabled a private member's bill in the legislature that she says would protect the province's Rocky Mountains from new open-pit coal mines. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson responds during question period in the House of Commons on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 in Ottawa. A third request has been made to the federal government to get involved in the review of a coal mine proposed for Alberta's Rocky Mountains. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

4th request to federal government to join coal mine environmental review in Alberta

4th request to federal government to join coal mine environmental review in Alberta

Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson responds during question period in the House of Commons on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 in Ottawa. A third request has been made to the federal government to get involved in the review of a coal mine proposed for Alberta's Rocky Mountains. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage at a press conference at SAIT in Calgary on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Greg Fulmes
Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage at a press conference at SAIT in Calgary on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Greg Fulmes
A conveyor belt transports coal at the Westmoreland Coal Company's Sheerness Mine near Hanna, Alta., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta announces five-member coal consultation committee, online survey

Alberta announces five-member coal consultation committee, online survey

A conveyor belt transports coal at the Westmoreland Coal Company's Sheerness Mine near Hanna, Alta., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The historic ranching landscape of the Porcupine Hills is shown about 35 kilometres southwest of Claresholm, Alta., on Saturday, March 13, 2010. An environmental group says impacts from coal mining exploration approvals are already past legal thresholds for parts of the Rocky Mountains. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Coal exploration approvals already exceed legal road thresholds, data suggests

Coal exploration approvals already exceed legal road thresholds, data suggests

The historic ranching landscape of the Porcupine Hills is shown about 35 kilometres southwest of Claresholm, Alta., on Saturday, March 13, 2010. An environmental group says impacts from coal mining exploration approvals are already past legal thresholds for parts of the Rocky Mountains. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A conveyor belt transports coal at the Westmoreland Coal Co.’s Sheerness Mine near Hanna, Alta., on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A conveyor belt transports coal at the Westmoreland Coal Co.’s Sheerness Mine near Hanna, Alta., on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A conveyor belt transports coal at the Westmoreland Coal Co.'s Sheerness Mine near Hanna, Alta., on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Petition asks Ottawa to review overall effect of expanded coal-mining in Alberta

EDMONTON — The federal government needs to step in and consider the…

A conveyor belt transports coal at the Westmoreland Coal Co.'s Sheerness Mine near Hanna, Alta., on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Environment Minister Jason Nixon speaks at a news conference in Calgary on Sept. 15, 2020. Nixon has told rural municipalities that industrial development such as coal mines wouldn't threaten their water supply. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

Alberta environment minister tells rural areas coal mining doesn’t threaten water

Alberta environment minister tells rural areas coal mining doesn’t threaten water

Alberta Environment Minister Jason Nixon speaks at a news conference in Calgary on Sept. 15, 2020. Nixon has told rural municipalities that industrial development such as coal mines wouldn't threaten their water supply. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
Sonya Savage, Minister of Energy, Government of Alberta speaks during an event to mark the start of right-of-way construction for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, in Acheson, Alta., on December 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Albertans will be able to say no to coal during consultations: energy minister

Albertans will be able to say no to coal during consultations: energy minister

Sonya Savage, Minister of Energy, Government of Alberta speaks during an event to mark the start of right-of-way construction for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, in Acheson, Alta., on December 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Sonya Savage, Minister of Energy, Government of Alberta speaks during an event to mark the start of right-of-way construction for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, in Acheson, Alta., on December 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Sonya Savage, Minister of Energy, Government of Alberta speaks during an event to mark the start of right-of-way construction for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, in Acheson, Alta., on December 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley announces proposed legislation to protect Alberta's mountains and watersheds from coal mining at a news conference in Calgary on Monday, March 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta NDP proposes legislation to ban coal mining in Rocky Mountains

Alberta NDP proposes legislation to ban coal mining in Rocky Mountains

Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley announces proposed legislation to protect Alberta's mountains and watersheds from coal mining at a news conference in Calgary on Monday, March 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Environment Minister Jason Nixon is seen during a news conference in Calgary on September 15, 2020. A municipal council in Nixon's riding is the latest to express concern about the province's plan to expand coal mining in the Rocky Mountains. Clearwater County is writing a letter to the United Conservative government saying people are worried about the impact open-pit coal mines could have on the area's environment and on tourism. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

Alberta environment minister’s constituents concerned over coal-mining

Alberta environment minister’s constituents concerned over coal-mining

Environment Minister Jason Nixon is seen during a news conference in Calgary on September 15, 2020. A municipal council in Nixon's riding is the latest to express concern about the province's plan to expand coal mining in the Rocky Mountains. Clearwater County is writing a letter to the United Conservative government saying people are worried about the impact open-pit coal mines could have on the area's environment and on tourism. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol