Bob Weber

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No details: Alberta energy minister announces date for start of coal consultations

Alberta says public consultations on its plans to expand coal-mining will begin March 29 but there's no decision yet on how they will go ahead.

'Trojan Horse': Alberta to argue that federal assessment law unconstitutional

Alberta and its allies are in the province's highest court trying to have the federal government's environmental assessment act declared unconstitutional.

Critics ask why no details on government plan for parks management

The Alberta government has yet to release details on how it will "optimize" the province's parks by getting other people to run them.

Canadian Mars scientist excitedly awaits landing of NASA's Perseverance probe

Chris Herd plans to be in his living room in Edmonton today but his heart will be on Mars.

Top coal scientist warns Albertans of contamination from mining

One of North America's top experts on pollution from coal mines is warning Albertans about the dangers of expanding the industry in the province's Rocky Mountains.

More Alberta towns ask for coal consultations, pause on exploration

Opposition to Alberta's attempt to expand coal mining in the Rocky Mountains is growing with two more towns expressing concerns and a legislature member with the governing United Conservatives backing them up.

Town of High River asks Alberta for stop-work order on coal exploration in mountains

An Alberta town in the Rocky Mountain foothills wants the provincial government to order a stop to increasingly controversial coal exploration in the region.

Alberta promises close watch on new mines but cuts oversight of coal-polluted rivers

Alberta government documents show repeated cuts to environmental monitoring despite contaminants in some waterways that exceed thresholds that are supposed to trigger increased scrutiny.

'Stories the numbers tell': Critics ask why Alberta sat on coal contamination data

Critics are asking why Alberta Environment has been sitting on years worth of data about pollution from coal mines while the government considers a dramatic expansion of the industry.

Contaminant from coal mines already high in some Alberta rivers: unreported data

Some Alberta rivers and streams have already been heavily contaminated by coal mining, unreported government data suggests.