The Alberta government announced today that the 1976 coal policy that had been quietly repealed in June of 2020, will be reinstated. The province says it made the decision after hearing concerns raised by Albertans about surface coal mining. Four coal categories, which dictate where and how coal leasing, exploration, and development can occur are… Read More

The government of Alberta has decided to halt its plans to expand the area open to coal mining in the Rocky Mountains.  The decision to cancel 11 recently-issued coal leases and pause any future coal lease sales on former Category 2 lands was made following a growing wave of public opposition. Ranchers in the area… Read More


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