"On May 15, 2020, Alberta's energy minister announced that the province's coal policy will be modified as it is "redundant" and "outdated". However, the new policy will allow open-pit mining to occur around the foothills of our beloved Canadian Rockies! Despite the United Conservative Party's tepid reassurances that the mountains themselves will be protected, the new policy allows the areas surrounding the mountains to be decimated and ripped up for coal.
This coal will then be shipped off to countries such as China, Japan, and Korea in Asia. No public consultation was done before drafting the new policy, and no clear environmental assessment has been done detailing the harmful effects of any proposed mine."