Coal and Health Virtual Town Hall

February 16, 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.

February 16, 2021 will be the first town hall of this series, with the discussion topic being health and coal. Panel speakers will explore how coal mining in the Eastern Slopes could potentially impact the ecological health of these regions, in addition to the well-being of Albertans.


  • Lars Sander-Green – Wildsight’s Mining Lead on Coal Impacts in Elk Valley
  • Kirby Smith and Lorne Fitch – Retired Wildlife Biologists
  • Peter Sainsbury – Climate and Health Alliance, Australia
  • Dr. Tim Takaro – Physician-scientist and Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University

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