Tag Archives: mining

Industry, provincial lobbying weaken proposed federal coal effluent rules: critics

EDMONTON — The federal government has bowed to provincial and industry lobbying in weakening proposed standards for coal mining effluent, critics say. The draft regulations, released earlier this year, would double the amount of toxins — such as seleni...

Judges reject call for federal watchdog to probe case of slain Mexican activist

OTTAWA — The Federal Court of Appeal has rejected a plea from family and supporters of a slain Mexican activist — killed after opposing a Canadian company's mining project — to have a federal ombudsman investigate the matter. In a newly

B.C. government rejects proposal for gold and copper mine for third time

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government says a proposed copper and gold mine on a First Nation's territory will not be given an environmental assessment certificate, citing potential risks to water quality and fish.  In a news release, the governmen...

Top Alberta court denies appeal of regulator’s refusal to approve coal mine

Alberta's top court has rejected a request to appeal a regulatory decision that denied permits for the Grassy Mountain coal mine in the province's Rocky Mountains. In a decision released Friday, the Alberta Court of Appeal turned down the request from

Lithium mine takeover by Chinese company did get thorough security review: Champagne

OTTAWA — Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne says the pending takeover of a Canadian lithium mining company by a Chinese state-owned company was subjected to a thorough national security review — contrary to what some experts and Conservative...

Mayor fears Rocky Mountain coal-mining concerns will be ignored after meeting Kenney

EDMONTON — An Alberta mayor says he's concerned a massive public outcry over coal mining in the province's Rocky Mountains will be ignored after hearing Premier Jason Kenney tell him he remains an "unapologetic supporter" of the industry. "It's very cl...

No national security issue in Chinese takeover of Canadian lithium company: Liberals

OTTAWA — The pending takeover of a Canadian lithium mining company by a Chinese state-owned company raises no national security concerns, federal Liberals argued Thursday. Liberal MP Andy Fillmore, parliamentary secretary to Industry Minister François-...

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