Coal and Economics Virtual Town Hall

March 23, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

From the AWA website:

Alberta’s Rocky Mountains and Foothills are facing an unprecedented threat; coal mining exploration and development in the Eastern slopes has the capacity to pollute vital headwaters and completely dismantle fragile ecosystems.

AWA, in partnership with the Coal Policy Working Group and other ENGOs and concerned citizens, is hosting a series of virtual public “town halls” that explore particular aspects and impacts of coal mining in Alberta. Each town hall in this series is comprised of a panel of speakers that will share their expertise and experiences with the audience, in addition to answering questions. The first Town Hall of the series focused on Coal and Health, and featured Lars Sander-Green from Wildsight, retired biologists Kirby Smith and Lorne Fitch, Peter Sainsbury from Climate and Health Australia, and Dr. Tim Takaro at Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Health Sciences.

The second Town Hall will be on March 23rd, 2021 with the discussion topic being Coal and Economics. Panel speakers will explore the real-world economics behind coal mining in the Eastern Slopes.


  • Chris Severson-Baker – Alberta Regional Director, Pembina Institute
  • Cornelis Kolijn – Retired Technical Marketing Manager, Teck Coal Ltd. (Elk Valley)
  • Willem Langenberg – Faculty of Sciences – Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta
  • Ian Urquhart – AWA Conservation Director and Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Alberta


Location: Zoom link will be sent to registrants. Email will come from [email protected] – please ensure mail from this address is not sent to your “Junk” folder
Price: Free (registration required)

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