Tag Archives: mining

‘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 ...

Hearing on Baffinland mine expansion ends, board to make recommendation

IQALUIT, Nunavut — The hunters and trappers association in the community closest to an iron ore mine on the northern tip of Baffin Island doesn't want to see the mine expand its operations, saying the effects have already been palpable.  Baffinland

Alberta introduces legislation to streamline, regulate development of minerals

EDMONTON — Alberta is introducing legislation the province says will allow it to better compete in the developing global minerals market. The bill aims to streamline approvals and oversight for minerals and mineral products that are in increasing deman...

Champagne in U.S. to talk unblocking supply chain, and push rare-earth minerals

OTTAWA — Unblocking North America's clogged supply chain and making it more resilient to outside shocks — especially from China — tops François-Philippe Champagne's agenda as he starts two days of meetings in Washington. Champagne told The Canadian Pre...