Climate Change

Grassy Mountain Coal Project

The oral portion of the public hearing for Benga Mining Ltd.'s proposed Grassy Mountain Coal Project in the Crowsnest Pass concluded on December 2. The next step in the federal impact assessment process is for the Joint Review Panel to draft the Impact Assessment Report, Consultation Report, and recommend potential conditions for submission to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

Grassy Mountain is the first of at least six mountain-top removal coal mines proposed by large Australian mining companies in various stages of regulatory approval in the region. There are more than 50,000 ha of the Old Man River headwaters under lease for future mountain-top removal mining.

Public hearing

Federal government introduces net-zero emissions bill

On November 19, Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathon Wilkinson tabled Bill C-12, An Act respecting transparency and accountability in Canada’s efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050 in the House of Commons. The legislation, if passed, would require the federal government to set a series of 5-year interim emissions reduction targets beginning in 2030 progressing to the ultimate target of net-zero emissions by 2050. Read More

Achieving net-zero: How a climate accountability law will get us there

Nov 12 2020 - 12:30pm

From Ecojustice:

The climate emergency is putting the safety of Canadians at risk. Changing the course of this crisis is within our control — but it will require the federal government to take decisive action now.

Canada has missed every greenhouse gas emission target it has ever set. Without a law that holds our elected leaders accountable for reducing Canada’s emissions, we run the risk of missing our 2030 target and our goal of net-zero by 2050. Read More

The Climate Crisis and Its Solutions in Alberta

Nov 16 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

An online presentation about how Albertans are already experiencing impacts of climate change, and solutions for Alberta and Edmonton

Climate change is the most important environmental issue of our time. In this short online presentation, we'll talk about how Albertans are already experiencing the effects of climate change, with time at the end to discuss solutions we can employ right now to address it. Read More

Climate Change & Alberta Conservation Areas

Nov 10 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Climate Change is a problem that affects every person around the globe. One of the easiest most cost-effective strategies is to increase the quantity and quality of the conservation areas that protect critical lands and waters. We can do this right here in Canada. We already use and enjoy these areas for our recreation and relaxation, but they are also a critical component in dealing with climate change. Find out how you can help, join our Zoom conversation to find out more. Read More

Locals and Conservationists raise concerns ahead of Grassy Mountain hearing

Ranchlands, Alberta – On October 27th, the joint Federal-Provincial review hearing will commence for the Grassy Mountain Coal project. Several groups are concerned how the mine will impact the environment and way of life. Benga Mining Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Riversdale Resources Ltd., is proposing to construct and operate an open-pit metallurgical coal mine near the Crowsnest Pass, approximately seven kilometres north of the community of the town of Blairmore. Read More

A Climate of Change - Season 2, Episode 3: Seth Klein

Oct 28 2020 - 7:05pm

From the Calgary Climate Hub website:

Did you catch the launch of Seth Klein's book earlier this month? This is your chance to hear more about the solutions Seth offers.

Welcome to our speaker series about what comes next as it relates to our country, the economic system and the climate crisis once the corona virus has come and gone. Read More

Mount Pleasant & Tuxedo Park DIGITAL Climate Conversation

Nov 24 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

From Calgary Climate Hub:

Tune in to our Community Zoomcast from your own cozy space and engage in *real* conversations with our host of climate experts on topics like renewable energy, permaculture and building climate resilience (and pandemic resilience!) into GREAT Calgary communities like this one.

We’d love a great turnout from specifically Mount Pleasant/Tuxedo Parkians but all guests are welcome.

Ever forward and in this together, Read More


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