Responsible coal development is the lifeblood of several Alberta communities and employs thousands of Alberta workers. Alberta’s government is committed to developing coal responsibly under strict regulatory standards and processes that protect our air, land, water and wild species from harm. Scientists, not politicians, make the environmental decisions
Lands that used to be protected are now open to development.
Coal development continues to be restricted in former Category 1 public lands. Many former Category 1 lands are automatically protected because they are national parks, provincial parks, or protected areas.
Alberta’s government is abandoning the federal-provincial plan to phase out emissions from low-quality thermal coal by 2030.
This is categorically false. Alberta’s government is ahead of schedule on its commitment to phase out thermal coal by 2030.