Say No to Coal Townhall

February 10, 2021 - 7:00pm

On June 1, 2020, the Alberta government rescinded the 1976 Coal Policy, which had restricted expansion of coal mining in the Rockies for almost 45 years. Since then, the Kenney government has invited coal mining companies to purchase leases on previously protected areas and paved the way for approval of existing leases.

Fortunately, many people in this province, including environmental groups, ranchers, municipalities, Indigenous groups and celebrities are voicing objections.

While the government recently rolled back 11 new coal leases in response to this public pushback, a large portion of the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains and the headwaters of our major water systems are still in danger. Wildlife, delicate ecosystems and downstream communities are already feeling the impacts of these developments – and will continue to face increasingly negative impacts if open-pit coal mining is allowed to move forward.

In recognition of this threat, the Edmonton Chapter of the Council of Canadians invites you to join us for an Alberta-wide town hall meeting to discuss and take action around the threats of coal mining to the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.

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