Coal is Still a Concern
September 15, 2022
Wild Lands Advocate article by: Devon Earl, AWA Conservation Specialist
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This spring, Albertans breathed a sigh of relief when the Government of Alberta made the decision to pause temporarily all new coal exploration and development on the Eastern Slopes of the Rocky Mountains, following recommendations by the Coal Policy Committee. While this was a step in the right direction, Albertans are still waiting for a future without coal on our beloved Eastern Slopes to be enshrined into legislation through subregional land-use planning. Despite the relative silence on the coal file in Alberta over the past few months, it remains a hot topic on the world stage.