April 23 Announcement
Minister Savage announced on April 23 that coal exploration in Category 2 lands is suspended during public consultation. The Alberta government took this step due to the high level of opposition by Albertans.
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 Exploration Temporarily Suspended on Some Lands Until Consultation is Finished
This is not a permanent stop but a temporary measure.
- Coal mining projects in Category 3 and 4 lands – including Tent, Chinook and Grassy Mountain – are not suspended.
- This is a positive indication that the Alberta government is responding to strong opposition from Albertans.
- The scope of the public consultation – according to its Terms of Reference – does not include water, land use and wildlife: the main issues of concern to Albertans.
- The Alberta government has not provided details about consultation with Indigenous people.
The Alberta government is feeling the heat of strong opposition to coal mining in the Rockies & rivers. You can help increase pressure by:
- Writing letters to your representatives
- Ordering a lawn sign
- Speaking to friends, family and neighbours