Protect the Eastern Slopes from Coal Mining

Our Rocky Mountains are incredible. They must be protected.

The Alberta NDP has attempted twice to pass Rachel Notley’s Eastern Slopes Protection Act in the Legislature — both times the UCP stalled the bill.

Now, Albertans are horrified to learn that the UCP has allowed Northback Holdings — formerly Benga Mining — to apply to start drilling nearly 50 holes to explore for coal in the Grassy Mountain area.

The current application covers a much larger footprint than the company's last proposal, with more drilling.
This was already rejected by provincial and federal reviews, and was the focus of an analysis published by the University of Calgary. The analysis concluded that coal mining on these environmentally sensitive slopes of the Rocky Mountains wouldn’t be an overall benefit to the province and could significantly impact the natural landscape and other economic activities in the province, like tourism.

We can’t tear down our mountains to mine for coal. This must be stopped.

Join Jodi Calahoo Stonehouse, Alberta NDP Critic for Environment, Parks and Climate Resilience, Sarah Elmeligi, NDP Critic for Tourism, Sport and Recreation, Heather Sweet, NDP Agriculture, Forestry & Rural Economic Development, and Kathleen Ganley, NDP Energy & Climate Critic for Oil and Gas, Hydrogen and Minerals, for an important online town hall on Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m!

We will talk about the history, the legislation we continue to bring forward and about how we can collectively protect our mountains and put an end to coal mining in the Eastern Slopes, once and for all!

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Protect the Eastern Slopes from Coal Mining