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Coal committee hears Albertans want overall policy on Rocky Mountain development

EDMONTON — Albertans want to talk about a lot more than coal when it comes to development in their beloved Rocky Mountains, says the head of the committee charged with collecting public opinion on the issue.  "There was such a dam

Canadian Chamber of Commerce urges federal parties to talk critical minerals strategy

WASHINGTON — The relentless march of climate change, a burgeoning tech sector and the ongoing federal election campaign make now the perfect time to explore how to make Canada a world power in the production of critical minerals, the country's

Canadian coal company appeals tough U.S. selenium rule as provinces consider mines

A Canadian coal-mining giant is fighting new American environmental rules that tighten restrictions on the release of a contaminant toxic to fish.  On Aug. 13, Teck Resources petitioned Montana to rescind a rule brought in last fall that dramatically c...

Federal government says proposed coal mine in southwestern Alberta can’t proceed

OTTAWA — The federal government says the proposed Grassy Mountain coal project in southwestern Alberta cannot proceed. Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson made the announcement in a release Friday. He said while mining is importa...

Two Alberta First Nations want court to allow appeal of decision on coal mine

A second Alberta First Nation wants a court to allow it to appeal a review board's decision that an open-pit coal mine in the Rocky Mountains is not in the public interest. The Stoney Nakoda Nation has filed a request with

Company wants to appeal decision that rejected proposed Alberta open-pit coal mine

CALGARY — The company behind a proposed open-pit coal mine in Alberta's Rocky Mountains has filed a request to appeal a decision by a review panel that rejected the project as being not in the public interest.  Benga Mining Limited filed

Ottawa adds another Alberta coal project to federal environmental assessment list

Environmental groups and First Nations say they are pleased the federal government is adding another proposed coal mine in Alberta's Rocky Mountains to the list of projects it will review. "This decision should be applauded by all who believe environme...

Coal companies hope to move forward with mines in Alberta despite roadblocks

Two coal companies planning to develop mines in Alberta's Rocky Mountains say they hope to move forward despite new regulatory and political roadblocks. "We feel that our mine plan that we are going to present is unique to the situation we're

Updated tailings code after Mount Polley an improvement: B.C. mines auditor

VICTORIA — British Columbia's chief auditor of mines has found changes to the province's requirements for tailings storage facilities made after the Mount Polley disaster have generally improved the management of mining waste. Many of the revisions mad...

Coal company considers legal options after review denies Rockies mine application

A coal company that was denied an application to build an open-pit mine in Alberta's Rocky Mountains says it's considering its legal options.  On Thursday, a joint federal-provincial review panel denied the permits needed by the proposed Grassy Mountai...