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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...

‘Sacred country’: Singer-songwriter Corb Lund holds coal mining protest concert

LIVINGSTONE RANGE, ALBERTA — Two mountain goats stubbornly refused to get up from their resting spot Wednesday in the middle of a gravel road heading into the eastern slopes of Alberta's Rocky Mountains. Like the two goats, many rural landowners in

Ottawa to review new steelmaking coal projects in Alberta’s foothills for selenium

The federal government will step in to conduct an environmental review of any new coal project that could possibly release the contaminant selenium. The decision, announced Wednesday, will capture any proposals that emerge from the eight steelmaking co...

Study warns Alberta has failed to consider damage to foothills from coal mining

New coal mines in Alberta's Rocky Mountain foothills would create more environmental problems than economic benefits, a lengthy new study has concluded. "The best available information indicates that the magnitude of long-term liabilities to water reso...

‘Unacceptable environmental effects:’ New federal policy restricts thermal coal

The federal government is making it more difficult to develop thermal coal in Canada with a new policy that says all such mines create "unacceptable environmental effects." The move erects another roadblock for Coalspur Mines and its proposed Vista min...