Dark and Dirty: Time to Dethrone King Coal in Alberta
April 16, 2014
Wildlands Advocate article, February 2014, by Brittany Verbeek.
Despite coal development’s significant negative impacts on land, air, and water quality, its exploration, mining, and combustion remains a large part of Alberta’s exports and electricity generation. A recent tailings pond spill into tributaries of the Athabasca River from Sherritt’s Obed Mountain Mine exemplified the potential hazards of coal mining.