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Updated tailings code after Mount Polley an improvement: B.C. mines auditor

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June 18, 2021 3:06 pm VICTORIA — British Columbia's chief auditor of mines has found changes to the province's requirements for tailings storage facilities made after the Mount Polley disaster...

Coal company considers legal options after review denies Rockies mine application

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June 18, 2021 10:01 am A coal company that was denied an application to build an open-pit mine in Alberta's Rocky Mountains says it's considering its legal options.  On Thursday, a...

Panel says Grassy Mountain coal mine in Alberta Rockies not in public interest

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June 17, 2021 5:11 pm A joint federal-provincial review has denied an application for an open-pit coal mine in Alberta's Rocky Mountains, saying its impacts on the environment and Indigenous...

Ottawa to review new steelmaking coal projects in Alberta’s foothills for selenium

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June 16, 2021 11:26 am The federal government will step in to conduct an environmental review of any new coal project that could possibly release the contaminant selenium. The decision, announced...

Study warns Alberta has failed to consider damage to foothills from coal mining

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June 15, 2021 1:21 pm A lengthy new report commissioned by landowners near proposed Alberta coal mines concludes mines would create environmental liabilities that exceed their economic benefits. Written by respected...

‘Unacceptable environmental effects:’ New federal policy restricts thermal coal

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June 11, 2021 8:26 am The federal government is making it more difficult to develop thermal coal in Canada with a new policy that says all such mines create "unacceptable...

Auditor scolds Alberta over mine cleanup fund, how province handles polluted sites

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June 10, 2021 5:41 pm EDMONTON — Alberta's auditor general is criticizing the government for failing to fix problems pointed out six years ago in a program that's supposed to...

Lawmakers in Alaska and Washington state push B.C. on mining regulations

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June 1, 2021 7:41 pm VANCOUVER — Lawmakers in Alaska and Washington state are renewing calls for British Columbia to strengthen its mining regulations to protect shared waterways. A group of...

Sudbury miners go on strike after rejecting deal from Vale Canada

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June 1, 2021 3:46 pm SUDBURY, Ont. — More than 10 years after a steelworkers group in northern Ontario went on a year-long strike, the union representing employees at a...

Head of coal-mining panel says Albertans’ trust in resource regulators to be examined

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May 31, 2021 5:11 pm EDMONTON — A public consultation committee on coal mining in the Rocky Mountains will consider why Albertans' level of trust in the province's regulatory bodies...

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