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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
Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Nov. 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

First Nations say Alberta review of coal project inadequate, seek federal involvement

First Nations say Alberta review of coal project inadequate, seek federal involvement

Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Nov. 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Nordegg residents, including retired fisheries biologist Vance Buchwald, are concerned this kind of coal mining could start up in the wilderness area. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mead Gruver, File).

Biologist urges Clearwater County to take a stand against Nordegg coal mining

Vance Buchwald said there’s no future in coal, the county should back eco-tourism

Nordegg residents, including retired fisheries biologist Vance Buchwald, are concerned this kind of coal mining could start up in the wilderness area. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mead Gruver, File).
The courthouse in Iqaluit, Nunavut, is shown on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. A Nunavut judge has granted a mining company's request for an injunction against hunters who protested at its site for a week last month, halting the mine's operations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Emma Tranter

Nunavut judge grants injunction against hunters who protested at mine site

Nunavut judge grants injunction against hunters who protested at mine site

The courthouse in Iqaluit, Nunavut, is shown on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. A Nunavut judge has granted a mining company's request for an injunction against hunters who protested at its site for a week last month, halting the mine's operations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Emma Tranter
Activists against open-pit coal mining in the Rocky Mountains hung a protest banner outside Alberta Environment Minister Jason Nixon’s Rocky Mountain House constituency office. Exploratory coal leases in the Nordegg area were recently granted by Nixon’s UCP government, and many local residents say they feel betrayed, as they had been promised eco-tourism opportunities by Clearwater County. (Contributed photo).

Anti-coal mining activists post banner on Environment Minister’s Rocky constituency office

Activists call for clean water protection, ban on strip mining

Activists against open-pit coal mining in the Rocky Mountains hung a protest banner outside Alberta Environment Minister Jason Nixon’s Rocky Mountain House constituency office. Exploratory coal leases in the Nordegg area were recently granted by Nixon’s UCP government, and many local residents say they feel betrayed, as they had been promised eco-tourism opportunities by Clearwater County. (Contributed photo).
Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson responds to a question in the House of Commons on Nov. 19, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada can’t ‘power past coal’ and keep exporting it, environment group says

Canada can’t ‘power past coal’ and keep exporting it, environment group says

Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson responds to a question in the House of Commons on Nov. 19, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces $43 million in repairs and improvements to provincial parks at a news conference in Calgary on Sep. 15, 2020. Two of Alberta's largest First Nations have written letters to coal companies saying they will oppose any new mine proposals in the Rocky Mountains. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

‘Serious concerns’: Alberta First Nations oppose coal expansion in Rocky Mountains

‘Serious concerns’: Alberta First Nations oppose coal expansion in Rocky Mountains

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces $43 million in repairs and improvements to provincial parks at a news conference in Calgary on Sep. 15, 2020. Two of Alberta's largest First Nations have written letters to coal companies saying they will oppose any new mine proposals in the Rocky Mountains. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage speaks at a new conference at SAIT in Calgary on Dec. 11, 2019. Savage says public consultations on coal-mining in the province will begin March 29. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Greg Fulmes

No details: Alberta energy minister announces date for start of coal consultations

No details: Alberta energy minister announces date for start of coal consultations

Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage speaks at a new conference at SAIT in Calgary on Dec. 11, 2019. Savage says public consultations on coal-mining in the province will begin March 29. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Greg Fulmes
A conveyor belt transports coal at a mine near Hanna, Alta., on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. Alberta government documents show repeated cuts to environmental monitoring despite contaminants in some waterways crossing thresholds that are supposed to trigger increased scrutiny. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Hollow promises’: Top coal scientist warns Albertans of contamination from mining

UCP has repeatedly expressed its desire for a dramatically expanded coal industry

A conveyor belt transports coal at a mine near Hanna, Alta., on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. Alberta government documents show repeated cuts to environmental monitoring despite contaminants in some waterways crossing thresholds that are supposed to trigger increased scrutiny. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
In this March 28, 2017, file photo, a dump truck hauls coal at Contura Energy’s Eagle Butte Mine near Gillette, Wyo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mead Gruver, File

Miner ponders impact of restoration of coal protection policy in Alberta

Miners have asked to meet with Energy Minister Sonya Savag

In this March 28, 2017, file photo, a dump truck hauls coal at Contura Energy’s Eagle Butte Mine near Gillette, Wyo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mead Gruver, File
Minister of Energy Sonya Savage listens while Premier Jason Kenney speaks at a news conference in Edmonton on June 18, 2019. Doubts are being raised about the Alberta government’s decision to restore protections for the Rocky Mountains against coal mining. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

‘Bait and switch:’ Questions arise over what reinstated Alberta coal policy protects

Six companies hold exploration permits allowing hundreds of new drill sites

Minister of Energy Sonya Savage listens while Premier Jason Kenney speaks at a news conference in Edmonton on June 18, 2019. Doubts are being raised about the Alberta government’s decision to restore protections for the Rocky Mountains against coal mining. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken