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Community to meet to discuss proposed feedlot near fragile Pigeon Lake

Cottage owners and farmers who say a proposed feedlot threatens the water quality of a popular lake are to gather this weekend to discuss how they can keep making their case to the regulatory body that will rule on the project.

Alberta utilities watchdog denies company's offer of 'refund' on consumer bills

Alberta's utilities watchdog has shut down a plan from a power transmission company to give ratepayers a refund, saying the small cash payout proposed by AltaLink would ultimately cost consumers millions more than it returned.

Proposed ATCO fine over padded rate requests insufficient, consumers group argues

The $31-million fine proposed for ATCO Electric's attempts to overcharge ratepayers for costs it shouldn't have incurred isn't big enough, a consumers group has argued.

Environmental safeguards at B.C. mines are being eroded by amendments, study says

Some environmental safeguards built into mine approvals in British Columbia are being gradually whittled away without enough public or scientific oversight, says new university research.

Proposed cattle feedlot threatens popular but fragile Pigeon Lake, residents say

Thousands of Alberta cottagers and homeowners are waiting anxiously to see if a provincial regulator will allow a large cattle feedlot to be developed near a popular and environmentally fragile recreational lake.

'Blood sport': Observers say purported emails suggest decline of Alberta politics

Emails suggesting a former Alberta justice minister hired a political fixer to pull the phone logs of a reporter to trace her sources show how the province's politics has deteriorated, observers say.

Fixer says former Alberta justice minister hired him to get reporter's phone logs

A self-described political fixer says a former Alberta justice minister hired him to obtain a reporter's phone logs.

Alberta releases recovery plans for two threatened caribou herds

The Alberta government has released recovery plans for two herds of threatened caribou in the province's north that it says will bring the amount of usable habitat on their ranges up to the level required by a deal signed with Ottawa.

'Which thing to build?': Montem Resources weighs coal mine versus hydrogen in Alberta

A company hoping to develop coal in Alberta's Rocky Mountains says it will decide by the end of June whether to convert its open-pit mine proposal into a renewable energy project.

Proposed federal rules would allow coal mines to release more toxins in their effluent

The federal government has bowed to provincial and industry lobbying in weakening proposed standards for coal mining effluent, critics say.

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