Showing posts with label coal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label coal. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The Fate of the Canadian Rockies May Rest on This Decision

The Tyee

                                Bighorn country, eastern slopes, AB. Photo by Aerin Jacob

Approving the Grassy Mountain Coal Project will surely spell nothing less than the industrialization of Alberta’s sensitive eastern slopes. Story here.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

As South Africa clings to coal, a struggle for the right to breathe


A small coal Mine, Highveld, South Africa. A Sierra Club photo.

Close ties between the ruling elite and the coal industry have helped perpetuate South Africa’s dependence on the dirtiest fossil fuel for electricity. But now residents of the nation’s most coal-intensive region are suing to force the government to clean up choking air pollution. Story here.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Canada, U.S. governments watching, but not intervening, in coal mine pollution controversy

The Narwhal
U.S. officials accused Canada of omitting information on selenium pollution flowing from B.C.’s Elk Valley into Montana waters. Story here.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

How TransAlta used a university-sanctioned research project to lobby for the coal industry

CBC news
Energy giant TransAlta paid the University of Alberta $54,000 to hand-pick one of its researchers to produce a study and other materials it used to lobby the provincial government to try to protect the coal industry, documents obtained by CBC News reveal. Story here.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Canadian coal industry "whistling past the graveyard" says Greenpeace


The Canadian coal industry doesn't deserve to have a bad rap, says Coal Association of Canada (CAC) president Robin Campbell. Story here.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Open Pit Coal Mine Planned For Britain's Northumberland Coast


Plans to open a new mine have been criticised by local residents and NGOs for contradicting government commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and phase out coal. Story here.

An open pit coal mine in New Zealand. Photo credit - Kai Point Coal Mine

Massive B.C. coal mines are about to get a new owner. Why some are worried about Glencore’s record

THE NARWHAL Coal mine at Tumbler Ridge, B.C.  Jeffrey Wynne ,      If the sale goes through, the company will inherit a contamination proble...