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Helium Exploration Threatens Sage-Grouse Habitat

April 25, 2022

Wild Lands Advocate Wilderness Watch update by: Ruiping Luo, AWA Conservation Specialist

Click here for a pdf version of the article.

Helium, a commonly used non-renewable resource, has recently seen massive increases in value. With the increase in value has come increased investment, and Alberta is eager to be part of the rush. While helium could provide an economic boost to the province’s economy, the rapid scramble for helium may cause irrevocable damage to sensitive habitats.

We have spectacular wilderness in Alberta, much of it under some form of protection. Every square millimetre of it has had to be fought for - will always have to be fought for, forever and ever. The struggle to retain and repair wilderness is conducted not just by a few individuals, but by large numbers of committed people, from all walks of life, all working in various ways toward the same end. We need to be grateful to all of them.
- Dave Mayhood
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