Tag Archives: mining

Imperial Metals surrenders mining rights in B.C.’s Silverdaisy watershed

VICTORIA — British Columbia Premier John Horgan says an ecologically sensitive watershed not far from the U.S. border is one step closer to protection thanks to an agreement extinguishing mining claims in the area.  The province says in a news release

Reports on the future of coal mining submitted to Alberta government: energy minister

EDMONTON — Alberta's energy minister says she has received two reports that will determine the future of coal mining in the province's Rocky Mountain foothills and eastern slopes. Sonya Savage has issued a statement saying the independent coal policy c...

Mining the future: Canada’s high hopes to become a global critical mineral powerhouse

OTTAWA — Getting the world to net-zero emissions by 2050 will require the production of critical minerals and metals to grow sixfold over the next 30 years, the International Energy Agency declared in a report earlier this year — and

‘It’s like Christmas’: Companies, environmentalists eager to open coal mining reports

This year, Albertans won't find out if there's coal in their stockings until after Christmas. Sometime early in 2022 — the government won't say exactly when — Energy Minister Sonya Savage is to release two reports that will determine the future

Trudeau calls Three Amigos summit ‘extremely effective,’ but Biden unmoved on EVs

WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tried to claim a moral victory Thursday after his day at the White House did little to defuse an escalating continental dispute over President Joe Biden's plans to encourage Americans to buy more electric

Alberta coal policy panel accused of bias, U.S. influence in letters to ministers

A group of Albertans is attacking a panel charged with gathering public opinion on coal mining in the province, saying it's biased against industry and influenced by American environmentalists.  Members of Citizens Supportive of Crowsnest Coal have wri...

‘I don’t know’: Biden noncommittal on including Canadian vehicles in EV tax credit

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Joe Biden isn't making any promises about whether he's willing to alter his controversial tax credit proposal for new electric vehicles.  Biden, meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Oval Office, says that's one ...

Panel on Rockies coal mining granted six-week extension to deliver its report

EDMONTON — A panel gathering public input on coal mining in the Alberta Rockies has been given another six weeks to hand in its report. "Due to the extraordinary volume, breadth and depth of the input provided by Albertans, the coal

Wide-ranging analysis finds negative overall impacts from coal mining in Rockies

CALGARY — Coal mining on environmentally sensitive slopes of Alberta's Rocky Mountains wouldn't be an overall benefit to the province, a wide-ranging analysis from the University of Calgary has concluded.  "The net economic benefit is minimal," said Je...

Slain Mexican activist’s supporters contest federal watchdog’s refusal to probe case

OTTAWA — Family and supporters of a Mexican activist who was killed after opposing a Canadian company's mining project are challenging a federal ombudsman's decision not to investigate the matter. They told a Federal Court of Appeal hearing Monday the ...