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  • Coal types Albertaca

    Coal Types Albertaca

    Albertas coal mining started in the late 1800s, Alberta averages 25 to 30 million tonnes of coal production each year from its nine mines. Coal-bearing formations underlie about 300,000 square kilometres, almost half of Alberta. In 2014, nine mine sites produced approximately 30.8 million tonnes Mt of marketable coal. Subbituminous coal accounted for 78 of the total, metallurgical bituminous coal the remaining 22. Six

  • Coal Alberta Energy Regulator

    Coal Alberta Energy Regulator

    May 07, 2020 The coal mined in Alberta was formed in prehistoric swamps hundreds of millions of years ago. As plants died and broke down in swamps and bogs, the decaying plant matter slowly sank to the bottom where it was buried under layers of sand and mud, forming peat.

  • Vista Coal Mine Project Alberta Mining Technology

    Vista Coal Mine Project Alberta Mining Technology

    Coalspurs Vista coal project is located near Hinton in Alberta, Canada. It is one of the largest undeveloped coal mines in North America. Spread over an area of 9,984ha, the project is estimated to have a mine life of 30 years. In January 2012, Coalspur completed a bankable feasibility study BFS for the project.

  • Westmoreland Mining Holdings LLC Coal Valley Mine

    Westmoreland Mining Holdings Llc Coal Valley Mine

    Coal Valley Mine Alberta. The Coal Valley Mine is a 20,660 Ha. surface mine located in West Central Alberta south of the Town of Edson in the Foothills of Alberta. The mine operates both truckshovel and dragline pits and utilizes a dragline for coal removal.

  • Kenney government should reject new coal mines without

    Kenney Government Should Reject New Coal Mines Without

    Aug 27, 2021 The Alberta government should not allow any new coal mines around the North Saskatchewan River, Edmontons only source of drinking water, until it completes a scientifically rigorous review of all the risks, says the citys water utility company in a new report. Beginning in the Columbia ...

  • Mountains Not Mines

    Mountains Not Mines

    CPAWS - Southern Alberta. Stop coal exploration in Alberta. This type of mining requires the removal of all vegetation and top soil, then explosives are used to blast all the rock above the coal seam to expose it. Waste rock is moved into massive piles, and the blasting is known to

  • Coal mines in Alberta could have farreaching impacts

    Coal Mines In Alberta Could Have Farreaching Impacts

    Feb 24, 2021 The impacts of downstream selenium contamination on fish and drinking water supplies from decades of coal mining in British Columbias Elk Valley provides a cautionary tale into the future of Albertas headwaters if new coal mines under exploration are fully approved. Your voice has made a world of difference. All hope is not lost.

  • Coal Valley Mine Home Facebook

    Coal Valley Mine Home Facebook

    Coal Valley Mine, Edson, Alberta. 827 likes 4 talking about this. Coal Valley Mine is owned and operated by Westmoreland Mining LLC. The Coal Valley...

  • How his plan to open the Canadian Rockies to coal mining

    How His Plan To Open The Canadian Rockies To Coal Mining

    Aug 15, 2021 According to the provincial website, Alberta still produces about 25 million to 30 million tonnes of coal every year from its remaining nine mines two of which produce metallurgical coal, and ...

  • Ottawa blocks development of controversial proposed

    Ottawa Blocks Development Of Controversial Proposed

    Aug 06, 2021 Ottawa blocks development of controversial proposed Alberta coal mine. The federal government said the proposed Grassy Mountain Coal project will not go

  • Corb Lund Calls Out Albertas quotAlarmingquot Coal Mining

    Corb Lund Calls Out Albertas Quotalarmingquot Coal Mining

    Jan 13, 2021 Corb Lund is calling out Albertas provincial government over a proposed coal mining plan in the Rocky Mountains, criticizing the sudden rollback of decades-old development policy and raising ...

  • Canadian coal company appeals tough US selenium rule as

    Canadian Coal Company Appeals Tough Us Selenium Rule As

    1 day ago The federal and provincial governments are considering plans from Teck for a major expansion to its B.C. coal mines. Selenium has also been a concern in Alberta, where several companies have taken large coal exploration leases along the summits and foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the source of most of the provinces drinking water.

  • Kenney government urged by Edmonton water utility to halt

    Kenney Government Urged By Edmonton Water Utility To Halt

    The Alberta government should not allow any new coal mines around the North Saskatchewan River, Edmontons only source of drinking water, until it completes a scientifically rigorous review of all the risks, says the citys water utility company in a new report. Beginning in the Columbia Icefields in Banff National Park, the river is not

  • Coal mines wont benefit Alberta Lethbridge Herald

    Coal Mines Wont Benefit Alberta Lethbridge Herald

    Feb 20, 2021 The recent restoration of the 1976 Coal Policy was a sleight of hand. Minister Savage has confirmed that six mining companies will continue exploration, and the Grassy and Tent Mountain open ...

  • Coal Alberta Energy Regulator

    Coal Alberta Energy Regulator

    May 07, 2020 Methods of Coal Mining. There are two primary ways to mine coal in Alberta underground mining and surface mining. Underground mining involves excavating a coal seam by tunnelling directly into the seam, without removing most of the overlying material rock or soil, known as overburden. The room and pillar method is the most common in underground coal mining in Alberta.

  • Westmoreland Mining Holdings LLC Coal Valley Mine

    Westmoreland Mining Holdings Llc Coal Valley Mine

    The Coal Valley Mine is a 20,660 Ha. surface mine located in West Central Alberta south of the Town of Edson in the Foothills of Alberta. The mine operates both truckshovel and dragline pits and utilizes a dragline for coal removal. The mine exports bituminous coal to customers in Japan and Korea as well as some domestic coal. The area has a long history of mining and the Coal Valley Mine was opened in 1978 to supply

  • Coal Strip Mining on Alberta Eastern Slopes

    Coal Strip Mining On Alberta Eastern Slopes

    Albertas Mountains and Water Threatened by Coal Strip Mining. After intense, non-partisan, public pressure, in opposition to coal strip mining on Albertas Eastern Slopes, the United Conservative Party has reinstated the 1976 Coal Policy and has begun a consultation process with

  • Cheviot Mine Global Energy Monitor

    Cheviot Mine Global Energy Monitor

    Apr 29, 2021 The Cheviot Mine Cardinal River, a metallurgical coal mine, is wholly owned by Teck Resources and is located in west central Alberta.

  • Majority of Albertans opposed to expanded coal mining

    Majority Of Albertans Opposed To Expanded Coal Mining

    Feb 08, 2021 The steel coal mine, proposed by Australian company Benga Mining, is projected to produce 93 million tonnes of coal over the mines 23-year lifespan and is expected to create hundreds of Alberta ...

  • The Last Edmonton Coal Mine Whitemud Creek

    The Last Edmonton Coal Mine Whitemud Creek

    Oct 14, 2020 In the hundred years of coal mining in Edmonton, 160 mines and prospects covered 3260 acres and produced 15 million tons of coal. Edmonton coal was sub-bituminous, which burned long and bright with low ash, ideal for home heating in the first half of the past century.

  • Impacts of Coal Mining on the City of Edmonton and

    Impacts Of Coal Mining On The City Of Edmonton And

    There are 149,060 ha of coal leases, with two open-pit mine projects in the stage of exploration and planning within the category 2 lands in Edmontons source waters Ram River Coals Aries Mine, 357 km upstream from Edmonton. Valory Resources Blackstone Mine, 398 km upstream from Edmonton.

  • Alberta halts all coal exploration in Foothills and

    Alberta Halts All Coal Exploration In Foothills And

    Apr 23, 2021 Alberta halts all coal exploration in Foothills and Rockies during consultation. Citing responses to an online survey, the Alberta government is pausing coal

  • Kenney Government Urged By Edmonton Water Utility To

    Kenney Government Urged By Edmonton Water Utility To

    The Alberta government should not allow any new coal mines around the North Saskatchewan River, Edmontons only source of drinking water, until it completes a. The Alberta government should not allow any new coal mines around the North Saskatchewan River, Edmontons only source of

  • Albertans for a coal free Rockies

    Albertans For A Coal Free Rockies

    A series of coal mines are threatening the environment and way of life in Albertas Rockies. Despite reinstatement of Albertas Coal Policy in February 2021, significant damage has already been done since the policy was cancelled without public consultation in June 2020. Coal exploration activities have been the main culprit, with hundreds of kilometres of new roads and test drill pits significantly disrupting wildlife habitat and

  • Coal in Alberta

    Coal In Alberta

    Coal mining has existed in Alberta since the late 1800s as a result of the expansion of railroads to Western Canada. Later, coal would become the primary source of electricity in Alberta. Today, the main interest in Albertas coal is for export markets, including metallurgical coal. Coal formations can be found underneath almost half of Alberta.

  • Coal Campaign CPAWS Southern Alberta

    Coal Campaign Cpaws Southern Alberta

    The proposed coal mines in Albertas Rockies are neither responsible nor sustainable. They will utilize open-pit and strip mining at a scale unprecedented in Alberta . These projects threaten water security across the Canadian prairies, impact fish and wildlife populations, and put some of

  • Coal Projects Alberta Beyond Coal

    Coal Projects Alberta Beyond Coal

    Months before the Alberta government announced it would rescind the 1976 Coal Policy, the CIP told its investors in early 2019 that the policy change was coming signaling that the province had been consulting with the mining industry long before it ever consulted the public.

  • Alberta is opening parts of Rockies to coal mining Heres

    Alberta Is Opening Parts Of Rockies To Coal Mining Heres

    Dec 20, 2020 Coal mines like this one, using mountaintop-removal mining techniques, are being proposed in the eastern slopes of Albertas Rocky Mountains. Mountaintop-removal coal mining, as seen here at Teck Resources Fording River operations in Elk Valley, just across the Alberta-B.C. border, is a form of surface mining that strips large portions of a mountain away.

  • Why Coal Mines Always Get Approved Alberta Views The

    Why Coal Mines Always Get Approved Alberta Views The

    Jun 30, 2021 On February 8, 2021, after months of growing concern among Albertans at the thought of a half-dozen new coal mines in the headwaters of south-central Albertas rivers, Energy Minister Sonya Savage announced that the government had rescinded its rescindment of the provinces 1976 Coal Development Policy. We admit we didnt get this one right, she said, in the biggest understatement since former premier

  • Coal mine selenium found in bighorn herds in Alberta

    Coal Mine Selenium Found In Bighorn Herds In Alberta

    May 11, 2021 Since last spring, Alberta has sold tens of thousands of hectares of exploration leases for new coal mines along the summits and eastern slopes of the Rockies. In response to public concern, Energy Minister Sonya Savage has paused all work on the most sensitive landscapes, stopped further lease sales and struck a panel to hear concerns from Albertans.

  • The Australian Invasion Big Coals Plans for Alberta

    The Australian Invasion Big Coals Plans For Alberta

    Oct 09, 2020 An open-pit coal mine in Elk Valley, BC, similar to ones proposed along the eastern slope of Albertas Rocky Mountains. The method involves removing mountain tops and terracing their sides.

  • Coal mines in Alberta could have farreaching impacts

    Coal Mines In Alberta Could Have Farreaching Impacts

    Feb 24, 2021 With over 1,000 coal leases and lease applications still active, future coal mines, including the Grassy Mountain mine project, are still a possibility in many parts of Alberta and the Eastern Slopes.

  • ST45 Operating and Abandoned Coal Mines in Alberta

    St45 Operating And Abandoned Coal Mines In Alberta

    In 1874, Nicholas Sheran opened the first commercial mine on the banks of the Oldman River in southern Alberta to supply coal to a local market. The westward expansion of the railway saw the opening of Albertas first large-scale mine in 1882 the Galt Mine, located near Sherans original workings.

  • Alberta Mine Map Careers in Coal

    Alberta Mine Map Careers In Coal

    Permitted andor Operating 1. Gregg River, operated by Westmoreland and located in Albertas historic Coal Branch on the Eastern Slopes of the... 2. Grande Cache, operated by Grande Cache Coal GCC. Surface and Underground mines located in the Smoky River... 3. Highvale Mine, operated by TransAlta ...

  • Coal in Alberta

    Coal In Alberta

    There are currently eight active coal mines in Alberta, including four subbituminous coal mines that are likely to close in the coming years due to the phase out of coal-fired electricity. All active coal mines are in Category 4. A complete list of these active projects is available on page 4.