When the government said it would put an 'outright ban on mountaintop mining,' many Albertans rejoiced. But Alberta's energy regulator says that only applies if the top of a mountain is 'completely' removed.
Last week, more than 500 top scientists and economists issued a letter to leaders in the US, EU, Japan, South Korea, and the UK, urging them to stop harvesting and burning forests as a means of making energy in converted coal burning power plants.
The United Conservative Party was backed into a corner on its decision to open up the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains to open-pit mines. But it hasn't completely abandoned its push to allow more coal projects in the province
Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.