November 30, 2020
Grassy Mountain Blog
The Grassy Mountain Joint Review Panel hearing into Benga Mining Ltd.’s proposal to bring metallurgical coal mining back to the Crowsnest Pass is an environmental issue that warrants more sustained media coverage than the editors of mainstream media outlets have delivered. While the beginning of this hearing attracted considerable media attention, coverage essentially has vanished as the substantive arguments – pro and con – have commenced.
I hope that the following accounts will serve as a permanent record of the hearing and of the issues surrounding the associated proposal to re-introduce metallurgical coal mining to the Crowsnest Pass. In this blog I’ll offer you information and, hopefully, insight into this very consequential public hearing.
– Dr. Ian Urquhart
AWA Conservation Director and Editor, Wild Lands Advocate