Mayor, councillor, First Nations speakers join NDP fight against Alberta coal plan – CTV News

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Mayor, councillor, First Nations speakers join NDP fight against Alberta coal plan – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202141 Views

EDMONTON — More than 250 people attended a virtual NDP town hall Thursday night to fight a UCP plan that would allow more coal mining in the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.

Last May, the Alberta government cancelled a 1976 Peter Lougheed policy that largely restricted coal development in western Alberta.

After a public backlash – the UCP cancelled some leases on Monday – but the government still argues the coal mines can be safe and create jobs.

“I’ll do whatever it takes to stop this insanity,” Cam Gardner, a councillor from the M.D. of Ranchland and a former NDP candidate, told the gathering.

Read More: https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/mayor-councillor-first-nations-speakers-join-ndp-fight-against-alberta-coal-plan-1.5277562

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