The Alberta government has promised consultations on coal mining along the province’s Eastern Slopes, including the Crowsnest Pass region and its famous 600- to 750-year-old Burmis Tree. However, those who oppose expanded coal development argue the government has misled the public about the consultation plan’s true goals.  | Mike Sturk photo

Alberta’s coal policy review is flawed

There’s one sure-fire way to anger Albertans – promise us one thing and then renege on the promise. In the midst of the rage over an extremely ill-considered plan to throw open the Eastern Slopes for coal mining, we were promised an independent process to provide advice to government on the future of coal. From […] Read more