Coal Mining in Alberta

Category : Biodiversity, Environmental
May 17, 2021 at 7:56 p.m. MDT


Did you know that the lands around Alberta's Rocky Mountains could become open pit coal mines? This is precious land to not only Albertans but to many Canadians, as it is also the source of freshwater for much of the Prairies.

In this episode we learn about the potential, environmental, economic and social impacts that these mines could impose if they are approved. You will hear from Colton Vessey, an Environmental Geochemistry PhD student from the University of Alberta. Colton is an expert on how mines affect water quality and how future mines might impact everyone in Alberta.