Alberta Beyond Coal
8 coal mining projects threaten the Rocky Mountains.
If approved, open-pit mining will contaminate the source of water for millions of people across the Prairies.
Coal exploration in some lands suspended during public consultation
The Alberta government announced this step due to the high level of opposition by Albertans. This does not suspend coal mining projects in others areas, including Tent, Chinook or Grassy Mountain.
Now is the time to increase pressure to permanently end all coal activity in the Rockies through letters, lawn signs, volunteering and speaking to friends, family and neighbours.
Coal mining continues in Alberta
8 projects are moving ahead
Despite the reinstatement of Alberta’s 1976 Coal Policy, eight coal mining projects continue to move ahead with exploration.
This means drilling holes, putting in roads, stripping timber, and disturbing wildlife and recreation areas.
Water is under threat
Open-pit mining will contaminate the water for people and wildlife, suck vital water from farmers and ranchers, and destroy mountain landscapes for recreation, fishing and hunting.
Join the tens of thousands of people and communities fighting to protect the Rockies and rivers.
Send a Letter
Tell your elected representatives to stop undermining Alberta by halting coal projects, present and future, and demand the protection of Rockies and rivers for generations to come.
Get a Lawn Sign
Join the #CancelCoalChallenge
Take a photograph with the Alberta Beyond Coal logo on your next hike – in a special, beautiful or unusual place. Then post it to social media and tell us why you love Alberta’s Rocky Mountains!
What is Alberta Beyond Coal
Alberta Beyond Coal is led by nonprofit organizations Alberta Environmental Network and the Council of Canadians Prairies & NWT Region.
Powered by volunteers and donations, it is working with concerned groups and people to put an end to open-pit coal mining in the Rockies, the water source for millions of people across the prairies.
Alberta Beyond Coal is organizing mail drop, lawn signs and call centre to raise awareness and action in Alberta.
You are invited to volunteer in a role that suits you.
Share What You’re Doing
Alberta Beyond Coal will post information about all the local groups, actions and activities that is happening in the province.
Let us know if any groups, actions and events should be added.
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