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A bird’s eye view of coal leases on Alberta Rockies ...

2021-7-10  A bird’s eye view of coal leases on the eastern slopes of Alberta’s Rockies. Locals and advocates worry the myriad industrial pressures facing the eastern slopes put the area at risk. And they’re not convinced the government will stop coal from adding

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Coal Strip Mining on Alberta Eastern Slopes

Land uses have negative impacts on landscapes and water quality. By the time water-courses reach eastern Alberta, water quality is degraded. The coal strip mining issue has exposed the critical need to make difficult decisions about land use practices in Alberta. In spite of existing land use issues, the potential negative impacts of landscape leveling coal strip mining, on vast areas of ...

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Alberta cancels Eastern slopes coal leases and pauses ...

2021-1-19  Alberta has decided to cancel recently issued coal leases in the Rocky Mountains, as public opposition grows to the United Conservative government's plan to expand coal mining in the area.. Late Monday afternoon, Energy Minister Sonya Savage issued a press release saying the sale of 11 recently purchased coal

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The World Won’t Buy Alberta’s Second-Rate Coal: Experts ...

2021-8-18  Half a dozen mining proposals to extract low-quality coking coal in the eastern slopes of the Rockies don’t make any economic sense and shouldn’t be allowed, say two Alberta coal experts with more than 70 years’ experience in the industry.

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Alberta is opening parts of Rockies to coal mining. Here's ...

2020-12-20  It all began when Alberta’s United Conservative Party government rescinded a decades-old policy that prevented coal companies from surface mining in the eastern

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Rescinding the Alberta Coal Policy opens headwaters in

2020-5-29  Rescinding the Alberta Coal Policy opens headwaters in the eastern slopes of the Rockies to open-pit coal mining May 29, 2020 Calgary – The Government of Alberta has rescinded A Coal Development Policy for Alberta (1976; the Coal Policy). CPAWS Southern Alberta is concerned about the impacts this will have on Alberta’s treasured mountains and foothills along the eastern slopes of the

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Alberta Coal Policy scrapped, making open-pit coal mining ...

2020-5-29  Alberta Coal Policy scrapped, making open-pit coal mining more accessible than ever along the eastern slopes of the Rockies Alberta is cancelling a long-standing coal

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The Australian Invasion: Big Coal’s Plans for Alberta ...

2020-10-9  An open-pit coal mine in Elk Valley, BC, similar to ones proposed along the eastern slope of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. The method involves removing mountain tops and terracing their sides ...

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Frequently Asked Questions about Coal in Alberta -

Coal mines in North Eastern BC and the Grande Cache Mine in central Alberta provide a cautionary tale of this nature. If mines are open only intermittently, the indirect jobs created by coal also risk being lost. Coal development risks harming existing business in the region, especially the tourism and outdoor recreation industries.

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The World Won’t Buy Alberta’s Second-Rate Coal: Experts ...

2021-8-10  Half a dozen mining proposals to extract low-quality coking coal in the eastern slopes of the Rockies don’t make any economic sense and shouldn’t be allowed, say two Alberta coal experts with ...

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Coal Mining in Alberta's Eastern Slopes and Beyond ...

2021-2-12  The Australian Invasion: Big Coal’s Plans for Alberta (The Tyee) Changes to Water Allocation in Southern Alberta. December 16, 2020. Following the recission of Alberta's 1976 Coal Policy in the spring, the Alberta Government has taken additional steps to open up the Eastern Slopes of the Rockies in southern Alberta to metallurgical coal mining.

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Alberta is opening parts of Rockies to coal mining. Here's ...

2020-12-20  As Alberta moves to make more of the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains open to coal mining, more mountain-top-removal mines could operate in the province. Photo: Callum Gunn. It all began when Alberta’s United Conservative Party government rescinded a decades-old policy that prevented coal companies from surface mining in the eastern ...

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Albertans for a coal free Rockies

A new vision that helps better protect Alberta’s Eastern Slopes is needed. Cancellation of the Coal Policy resulted in almost 188,000 hectares of new coal leases across the Rockies, adding to the threat of several new coal mine proposals already underway. Exploration and mine development covering over 50,000 hectares are now at some stage of ...

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CPAWS Celebrates Reinstatement of Alberta Coal Policy, but ...

2021-2-8  CPAWS Celebrates Reinstatement of Alberta Coal Policy, but More Protections Urgently Needed for Eastern Slopes of the Rockies February 8, 2021 Today’s announcement from the Minister of Energy on the reinstatement of the 1976 Coal

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Alberta Coal Policy scrapped, making open-pit coal mining ...

2020-5-29  Alberta Coal Policy scrapped, making open-pit coal mining more accessible than ever along the eastern slopes of the Rockies Alberta is cancelling a long-standing coal policy that provided broad protections within our mountain and foothill regions,

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Frequently Asked Questions about Coal in Alberta - Alberta ...

Coal mines in North Eastern BC and the Grande Cache Mine in central Alberta provide a cautionary tale of this nature. If mines are open only intermittently, the indirect jobs created by coal also risk being lost. Coal development risks harming existing business in the region, especially the tourism and outdoor recreation industries.

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New Alberta coal policy coming next week, energy minister ...

2021-2-5  The Alberta government will unveil a new coal policy next week intended to quell rising concern about a potential expansion of mining on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, the energy ...

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Protect Alberta Water and Rocky Mountains – Stop Open Pit ...

The goal should be more accurately identified as the development of a Land Use Plan to protect Alberta water and the Eastern Slopes as opposed to a “Modern Coal Policy “ for Alberta. On April 13, a private member’s bill (Bill 214: The Eastern Slopes Protection

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Answers to questions about Alberta's coal policy that, at ...

2021-1-21  Opposition to open-pit mining is starting to gain traction months after the Alberta government cancelled a decades old coal policy preventing development of land on the eastern slopes of the Rockies.

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Coal Hard Letters – Letters and Stories Against New Coal ...

2021-5-25  Coal Mines in Alberta – public feedback. Forgive my hasty presentation of some of the knowns and unknowns regarding open pit coal mines proposed for the Eastern Ranges and watersheds of Alberta /Saskatchewan Manitoba, but it does provide for the opportunity to ask what I think is a very important question.Given the current situation in Alberta

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Coal Mining in Alberta's Eastern Slopes and Beyond ...

2021-2-12  The Australian Invasion: Big Coal’s Plans for Alberta (The Tyee) Changes to Water Allocation in Southern Alberta. December 16, 2020. Following the recission of Alberta's 1976 Coal Policy in the spring, the Alberta Government has taken additional steps to open up the Eastern Slopes of the Rockies in southern Alberta to metallurgical coal mining.

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Albertans for a coal free Rockies

A new vision that helps better protect Alberta’s Eastern Slopes is needed. Cancellation of the Coal Policy resulted in almost 188,000 hectares of new coal leases across the Rockies, adding to the threat of several new coal mine proposals already underway. Exploration and mine development covering over 50,000 hectares are now at some stage of ...

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Alberta cancels Eastern slopes coal leases and pauses ...

2021-1-19  Alberta has decided to cancel recently issued coal leases in the Rocky Mountains, as public opposition grows to the United Conservative government's plan to expand coal mining in the area.. Late Monday afternoon, Energy Minister Sonya Savage issued a press release saying the sale of 11 recently purchased coal

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A coal development policy for Alberta - Open Government

A coal development policy for Alberta More information Download Downloads: 1509; Land classification for coal exploration and development in the eastern slopes of Alberta [map] Colour version of Map 2 in original document. Published May 2, 2017. More information Download

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Alberta response to uproar over coal mining on pristine ...

2021-1-19  Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage said yesterday coal leases from the Kenney Government’s controversial December 2020 auction have been cancelled, but this does not mean as some news media reported that the province has reversed its plan to expand coal mining on the Eastern

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The World Won’t Buy Alberta’s Second-Rate Coal: Experts ...

2021-8-10  Half a dozen mining proposals to extract low-quality coking coal in the eastern slopes of the Rockies don’t make any economic sense and shouldn’t be allowed, say two Alberta coal experts with ...

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Court to hear challenge against open-pit coal mining on ...

2021-1-18  "The 1976 coal policy was not enacted using a legislative tool, so it can be rescinded unilaterally by Alberta Energy at any time," says a provincial briefing note entered in the court record. The province plans to ask the court to rule that the change

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Protect Alberta Water and Rocky Mountains – Stop Open Pit ...

The goal should be more accurately identified as the development of a Land Use Plan to protect Alberta water and the Eastern Slopes as opposed to a “Modern Coal Policy “ for Alberta. On April 13, a private member’s bill (Bill 214: The Eastern Slopes Protection

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Coal Hard Letters – Letters and Stories Against New Coal ...

2021-5-25  Coal Mines in Alberta – public feedback. Forgive my hasty presentation of some of the knowns and unknowns regarding open pit coal mines proposed for the Eastern Ranges and watersheds of Alberta /Saskatchewan Manitoba, but it does provide for the opportunity to ask what I think is a very important question.Given the current situation in Alberta

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8 questions about Alberta’s coal policy consultation The ...

2021-4-19  After its about-face on the province’s coal mining policy, the Alberta government has finally kicked off its promised public consultations around a new coal policy.. It has struck a five-member committee that it says will listen to Albertans and make its own independent recommendations.. Albertans have until April 19, 2021, to participate in an online survey to have their voices heard.

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