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ST45: Operating and Abandoned Coal Mines in Alberta

Data on over 2300 mines in Alberta; Launch Viewer: Coal Mine Map Viewer. The Coal Mine Map Viewer is an interactive map application that facilitates map navigation (panning and zooming around the map), as well as the ability to locate mines by mine number. Maps may also be printed. For help with the viewer, please refer to the online Help file.

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COAL MINING IN ALBERTA - ALBERTA

Alberta is the second-largest producer of coal in Canada and the UCP government has proposed coal mining as a way forward for the province’s economy, particularly in light of job losses in the oil patch during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Alberta Mine Map — Careers in Coal

Permitted and/or Operating . 1. Gregg River, operated by Westmoreland and located in Alberta’s historic Coal Branch on the Eastern Slopes of the Rocky Mountains, approximately 43 kilometres south of Hinton. 2. Grande Cache, operated by Grande Cache Coal (GCC). Surface and Underground mines located in the Smoky River Coalfield, produces metallurgical coal for the steel industry and holds 14 ...

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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 Alberta’s coal is for export markets, including metallurgical coal. Coal formations can be found underneath almost half of Alberta.

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Coal in Alberta - Wikipedia

Mining operations in Alberta produce lower and higher ranked coal. High-ranked coals include bituminous coal and the highest rank of coal anthracite or hard coals. Low ranked coals include lignite and sub-bituminous coal. Lignite, which is also referred to as brown coal—is the lowest rank of coal. Lignite, which is the most harmful coal to human health, is almost exclusively used as a fuel for steam-electric power generation.

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Coal mining in Alberta: Where do we go from here?

Mar 06, 2021  According to the Alberta Energy Regulator, there are 91 billion tonnes of coal resources at depths suitable for mining in the province, and coal

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List of coal mines in Canada - Wikipedia

13 行  List of coal mines in Canada. According to the Coal Association of Canada, there are 24

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Open-pit coal mine near Alberta-B.C. border ordered to ...

Jun 29, 2021  Coal mining has been controversial in Alberta for more than a year, since the province's United Conservative government revoked a 1976 policy that protected the eastern slopes of the Rocky ...

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COAL MINING IN ALBERTA - ALBERTA

Alberta is the second-largest producer of coal in Canada and the UCP government has proposed coal mining as a way forward for the province’s economy, particularly in light of job losses in the oil patch during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Vista Coal Mine Project, Alberta - Mining Technology ...

The Vista coal mine has an estimated life of 30 years. Image courtesy of Coalspur. Coalspur’s 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.

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Coal types Alberta.ca

Alberta’s coal mining started in the late 1800’s, 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.

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An Update on New Coal Mines in Alberta The Bushwhackers ...

Apr 23, 2021  On June 1st, 2020: Alberta UCP Government Rescinds 1976 Coal Policy. The 1976 Coal policy was enacted by Peter Lougheed’s conservative government. Under this policy, open-pit coal mining was prohibited in category 1 and category 2 lands. This

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Coal mines in Alberta could have far-reaching impacts ...

Feb 24, 2021  The impacts of coal mines in Alberta truly know no borders. Rob Buffler is an avid angler and restoration ecologist who has worked extensively on land and watershed conservation efforts in the Yellowstone to Yukon region for over two decades. He says there is a lot already going against Alberta

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Open-pit coal mine near Alberta-B.C. border ordered to ...

Jun 29, 2021  Coal mining has been controversial in Alberta for more than a year, since the province's United Conservative government revoked a 1976 policy that protected the eastern slopes of the Rocky ...

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Coal companies hope to move forward with mines in Alberta ...

Jun 22, 2021  Coal companies hope to move forward with mines in Alberta despite roadblocks. After nearly three years of hearing arguments for and against a controversial mining project, a joint federal ...

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The case against coal mining in Alberta Pincher Creek Echo

Jun 08, 2021  The case against coal mining in Alberta Back to video. This group represents landowners and of the Livingstone-Porcupine Hills area. Its president Bill Trafford is one of five members of Alberta’s coal policy committee. According to Lambright the LLG became concerned after participating in a hearing on the proposed Grassy Mountain project.

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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 release toxic elements from the rock into the environment

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Top active coal mines in Canada Mining Energy

Apr 11, 2019  Sheerness Mine. Location: Hanna, Alberta. Owner: Westmoreland Mining LLC. Annual production: 3.3 million tonnes. Sheerness Mine is a 7,000-hectare surface strip mine located just south of Hanna, Alberta. It consists of two active pits and supplies sub-bituminous coal to the Sheerness Generating Station.

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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, Edmonton’s only source of drinking water, until it completes a “scientifically rigorous” review of all the risks, says the city’s water utility company in

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Alberta backs down on opening Rockies to coal mines ...

Feb 08, 2021  Alberta Rockies. Shutterstock Image. The Canadian province of Alberta on Monday reversed a decision that expanded access to the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains for open-pit coal mines

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Alberta’s plan to free up water for coal mines raises ...

Feb 01, 2021  The Alberta government’s decision, in June, to rescind the 1976 coal policy has opened up 420,000 hectares of land classified as Category 2, a designation that had prohibited open-pit coal mining. Much of the area is already covered by coal leases, meaning companies can begin coal exploration and apply to build new open-pit mines.

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The Australian Invasion: Big Coal’s Plans for Alberta ...

Oct 09, 2020  Between 2003 and 2013, Australia — much like Alberta — experienced one of the world’s largest mining booms to supply growing Asian markets with steel-making coal, thermal coal

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An Update on New Coal Mines in Alberta The Bushwhackers ...

Apr 23, 2021  On June 1st, 2020: Alberta UCP Government Rescinds 1976 Coal Policy. The 1976 Coal policy was enacted by Peter Lougheed’s conservative government. Under this policy, open-pit coal mining was prohibited in category 1 and category 2 lands. This

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Coal types Alberta.ca

Alberta’s coal mining started in the late 1800’s, 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.

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HOME Bighorn

ABOUT US. Bighorn ‘s advanced thermal coal mine is located 7km east of Hinton, Alberta. The region is a hub for outdoor recreation, healthcare, and retail. Hinton. is situated 15 minutes from Jasper National Park. and 2½ hours from the province’s capital, Edmonton, Alberta. Bighorn Mining Ltd. is operating the Vista Mine near Hinton, Alberta.

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Coal Mining in Alberta's Eastern Slopes and Beyond ...

Feb 12, 2021  The Grassy Mountain coal project is the first of several mountain-top removal coal mines proposed for the southern Rockies. These open-pit mines will extract metallurgical coal, which is exported to produce steel. The impacts of coal extraction are concentrated in southwestern Alberta but extends throughout the province and beyond.

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Mining for coal in Alberta has a storied past The ...

Nov 12, 2020  In central Alberta, near the banks of the Battle River, sit the remains of the Diplomat coal mine. The site was originally the homestead of Austing Bish and his four sons, who arrived in the ...

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Grande Cache Coal LP - Home

CST Coal has applied to the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) to transfer all permits, licences, approvals, dispositions, and existing applications currently held by GCC to CST Coal. GCC’s application to the AER to lift the licence suspension for the No. 8 Mine and the Coal Processing Plant, is under AER review.

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Cheviot Mine - Global Energy Monitor

Apr 29, 2021  Canada Mining Watch are concerned that the mine would irreparably harm a World Heritage Site, silence springs at Mountain Park, and destroy prime grizzly bear habitat in Alberta. Despite the parent companies' April 2003 announcement that they wouldn't be going ahead with Cheviot, they later proceeded with plans for a different mine project.

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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 release toxic elements from the rock into the environment

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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 Mine is a 20,660 Ha. surface mine located in...

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Alberta rescinds decades-old policy that banned open-pit ...

May 22, 2020  Alberta is cancelling blanket environmental protections that have been in place since the 1970s and making it easier to develop open-pit coal mines in some of the province's most ecologically ...

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Coal mines in Alberta foothills will cause more damage ...

Jun 15, 2021  Coal mining, for example, releases methane, a potent greenhouse gas. And even though metallurgical coal is not burned for power generation, it's still burned. If all eight mines go ahead, their emissions — including from using coal — would increase Alberta's total by 14 per cent at a time when Canada is trying to reduce them.

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Panel says Grassy Mountain coal mine in Alberta Rockies ...

Jun 17, 2021  The mine is the first of a number of coal projects proposed for the mountains and foothills of Alberta's western boundary. At least eight companies have taken large exploration leases. The exploration rush took off last spring after the United Conservative government revoked a decades-old policy that protected the area against open-pit coal mines.

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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, Edmonton’s only source of drinking water, until it completes a “scientifically rigorous” review of all the risks, says the city’s water utility company in

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Impacts of Coal Mining on the City of Edmonton and ...

Open-pit coal mining can leach toxins like selenium into the water. The headwaters of the North Saskatchewan Rivers are the water source for millions of Albertans, providing water to residents of Clearwater County, Drayton Valley, the City of Edmonton, Spruce Grove, Leduc, and many more, including our neighbours in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

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