Stop Open Pit Coal in the Eastern Slopes

When the Coal Policy was rescinded earlier this summer (without any public consultation) all protections were removed for Category 2 land in the Eastern Slopes.

Open pit coal mining impacts water quality wherever it is practiced. Just across the border, in BC, mines run by Teck Resources have contaminated the Elk River with selenium. The mines proposed closest to us, Grassy Mountain and Cabin Ridge, are both at the headwaters of the Oldman River.

ranches who are affected by the Cabin Ridge project, along with other intervenors, are seeking a judicial review of the Alberta government’s decision to rescind the Coal Policy. The hearing is scheduled for January 2021.
3) Write and call politicians of every level. They need to hear from us directly– about Grassy Mountain, about Cabin Ridge, about a future for Alberta where our watersheds remain intact. The links above have contact information and sample letters to make this a simple process.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/us-epa-pollution-rivers-teck-mines-bc-1.5564269

Oct 30 2020
BAck to where I was, and Ill get back to this shortly.
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Petition Someone sent me.
http://chng.it/7ZSf6C88NQ

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Open letter I sent to my councilor, and mayor and the the rest of the ninnies at Calgary city hall.

Disagree with the police cutting budget.
How bout instead add in another 20 mil to compensate the mental health babysitting street people.
Cause no one else doing it.
Councillor Wooley.
How bout take a pay cut to pay for all these services.
Botched property tax.
Abomination city council.
Yall be debating useless shit!
Take the 20 mil from the bike lanes, or the transit or sell the siding and carpets from the library..

How about what I don’t want.
Cant believe im writing this.
2020 just keeps getting better, now the governments trying to poison my foods water source.
Just look what happened in BC 185km away.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/us-epa-pollution-rivers-teck-mines-bc-1.5564269

Quit debating dumb shit, and do something that actually matters.
Otherwise: what hole did you crawl out of?
More abomination of government at all levels.
Spent all the city funds on dumb shit, and about to let this irreparable damage go through.
So some australian mining company can make pennies on the dollar while destroying our future.
Wow big time failure(s).

Sincerely
Clayton L CD
Calgary

Stop Open-Pit Coal Mining in Alberta!

On May 15, 2020 the Alberta government announced that it would be removing the environmental protections implemented through its 44 year old “Coal Policy”, devised by former premier Peter Lougheed in 1976, that prohibited open-pit coal mining in vast swaths of the province’s Rocky Mountains and foothills.

The land use policy change was announced with zero public input – despite the governing United Conservative Party’s pre-election promise in 2019 that they would undertake major public engagement for all land use changes.

Most at risk now with open-pit coal mining are the spectacular mountains of the Livingston Range in the southwest (between Pincher Creek and Kananaskis Country) in the headwaters of the Oldman River, along with the spectacular mountains to the east of Banff and Jasper National Parks in the Bighorn Country which provides much of the water to the city of Edmonton, and the foothills near Hinton and Grand Cache near Jasper National Park.
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Other funny things I wrote.

To Mayor Nenshi: Irreparable damage to the watershed, & coal is your big ideas.. thats all I need to hear.
Once again when push comes to shove, all it is, is empty virtue signaling.

To the ninnies:
Enlighten me, you super effective intelligent people!
You get pension for letting half the province water get poisoned on your watch ?

To councilor Ray Jones: Public servant found cowering !
Dont you know there’s a mask bylaw to protect you from your constituents?
What a loser!
Were all in this together .. right everyone except councilor Jones.

Moving upwards and outwards now.
Jeremy Nixon
Emailed him waazzah
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Heavy on the calls emails, and egged an office this morning.
Fuckers!

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https://calgaryherald.com/opinion/letters/your-letters-for-nov-2-3
One letter in the Herald posted has nothing to do with potential water damage.

___ heres another one
https://www.reddit.com/r/alberta/comments/jlv5l9/water_not_coal/

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/ucp-caucus-launches-campaign-counter-025722901.html
Jeremy Nixon is a loser ignorant ninny. Trash government all levels. Counter-campaign against Alberta.

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Seeing some like minded people on the FOIA
https://www.reddit.com/r/alberta/comments/jndha8/foia_request_on_alberta_environment_and_parks/
Wow no one likes the Nixons on twitter.
Get lost destroying AB.
Just like every other level of gov.

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https://www.reddit.com/r/alberta/comments/jo5scx/transalta_to_end_coal_mining_operations_at/

___ just an abomination government
Listen to what im reading
https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/live-at-330-p-m-dr-hinshaw-addresses-covid-19-pandemic
But the exact number of new infections, as well as updated information on active cases, deaths and hospitalizations, is unknown due to technical issues involving a discrepancy in data, said Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health.
Dont even have the data is what im reading, no data = cause they sold t0o0\\\ highest bidder.
Wow exit the trash bin and start over. I care more about the shady passing of this mine than the horrid performance of saboteur government at all levels on COVID.
Its like their job was to get in the way and fuck it up. Zero pandemic training seen. Bumbling doofuses. Crippling small business. hazaa
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https://www.reddit.com/r/canada/comments/jpdq2d/alberta_government_to_demand_3percent_salary/
Corruptly or not they’re just taking taxes from people and giving it to their selected friends. It’s crony redistribution, outside of the informed consent of the people. That so-called war room was a slush fund.

Also, governance isnt business. Goal of governance isnt to turn a profit. It’s to provide services to residents. You know – hospitals and license plates and all that.

I find it fresh that a government that lost 1.5B through negligence or corruption is asking the civil service to make it up.https://www.reddit.com/r/canada/comments/jpgzs3/hundreds_of_coal_mining_jobs_to_end_as_power/

This is what city council been up to..
https://livewirecalgary.com/2020/11/03/calgary-speed-debate-punted-to-february-plebiscite-question-possible/

They should be concerned. Voting on silly policy like that should be facing the chopping block like a game show.
Cause all that shows to me is some serious ignorance and just getting in the way opposed to helping in any sense.
Its like the victims of twitter lobotomized and all.

https://wernerantweiler.ca/blog.php?item=2015-02-07

Heres the forecast. Since the ban doesnt look like its going to happen. Looks like the citizens now having trouble pushing for water treatment plants. Thats concerning.
And then relying on the same government to build the un-necessary treatment plant. (un-likely)
Reading: dealing with the fisheries act, but not in BC.
So piece of paper law to save waterways, ends up useless anyways!
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https://www.e-know.ca/regions/elk-valley/wildsight-says-dead-fish-raise-larger-questions/

wrote the BC premier thanked him for poisoning the lake I like to camp at.
Poisoning the river and now the citizens cant get a water treatment plant thwey need.
Sorry BC citizens acting like ur shit dont stink. Stinks worse. Poisoned the river, ignored wildlife and fisheries act. A useless law that protected nothing.

https://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/ts/politics/political-opinion/2020/11/12/the-liberals-promised-canada-a-new-climate-change-strategy-joe-bidens-election-means-its-time-to-deliver.html

Look at this buffoon ^^ Jonathan Wilkinson. Cutting emissions but open pit coal mining.
And its Nov 13 CBC its like almost refuses to do canadian news.
lol this commenter
JC follow
John Carey
13 minutes ago
Reply to @Neil Turv: The Trudeau Liberal government endorses the self-serving partisan fantasy that the way to environmental purity is to destroy the Alberta economy, not to reduce consumption. Sunny ways!

Just gonna comment a little on remembrance day 2020.
It was ok. quiet.
Legion statement was stay home. Not that im like a mega legion follower, but they organize flag parties and so on. And if the organizers say stay home, well then stay home is fine.
Lets see Ottawa. Nice to see the monument. Really light crowd. Then some cringey closeups of following the PM& wife. And GG like as if they were the stars celebrities. Well anyways whatever I dont usually watch on TV. If anything its just another sacred Canadian thing trudeau managed to take away from Canadians while he remains center on TV. If anything the GG was out talking to people meh, show the units and veterans. Im sorry after seeing what I seen in parliament 2020 Cough COUGH Corrupt Fucks. Stay home for covid safety while the phoney trudeau walks around with his seperatee that dont represent alot of my values. Where I lost my leg too, and current gov treatment of veterans. He sure likes to bask in the culture. So yea. Some generic comments: oh there sure isnt alot of people, well no shit its covid 2020. He must know how much of a condescending twat he looks like.
Then in Calgary, seen a touching speech at the miltary museum televised. Young girl speaking about veterans and her grandfather was a tear-jerker forsure. And then a really dry speech from nenshi about 2020, seemed unnecessary but whatever. Ive seen him at the legion a few times. It was about 100x less cringey than the PM. Neneshi failed to address how he made calgarians lives worst off. With any number of decisions ill pick giving 300 million to the flames owners. Yea gotta love public health minister not wearing mask, record amounts of flights. Really some have and, have-nots. Not all in this together. Yes and finally under the cover of covid and this madness destroy the river with irreparable damage. Its fuckin stupid.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/climate-change-net-zero-trudeau-carbon-1.5799546
the comments on this CBC page are funny.

cept this one
William Hill
4 minutes ago
Precious few can distinguish science from politics from religion from social engineering from advertising. Carl Sagan’s warnings were ignored. We have arrived.
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NECRO – “WHAT’S THIS WORLD COMING TO?” OFFICIAL VIDEO (PANDEMIC CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 THEME)

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Tonight Minister Jason Nixon ran a zoom town hall regarding AB parks. Within a few minutes the Q&A chat was disabled and the rest of the meeting was spent answering UCP MLA questions. from alberta


Tonight Minister Jason Nixon ran a zoom town hall regarding AB parks. Within a few minutes the Q&A chat was disabled and the rest of the meeting was spent answering UCP MLA questions.
These commenters.. It Isnt me ..

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fuck_ontario
206 points
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12 hours ago
“townhall” lol. We need to burn this government down.

LiquidJell0
43 points
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2 hours ago
“why was there no public consultation…” The chat has been disabled.

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Axes4Praxis
11 points
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4 hours ago
Anarchy in AB!

painfulPixels
97 points
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12 hours ago
Can you guys stop? I can’t see the scripted questions amidst all these legitimate questions.

hercarmstrong
140 points
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12 hours ago
Silver
I would pay double the taxes this year if I could watch Jason Nixon fight, lose to, and be eaten by a bear.

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Freeheel1971
35 points
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11 hours ago
Where do I pitch in for this? I’d give every penny to see his smug ass unemployed.

level 1
hercarmstrong
140 points
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12 hours ago
Silver
I would pay double the taxes this year if I could watch Jason Nixon fight, lose to, and be eaten by a bear.

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Axes4Praxis
23 points
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4 hours ago
I don’t think it’s healthy for bears to eat shit.

thewarmestcocoa
50 points
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8 hours ago
Isnt that the loser who beat up a wildlife officer?

throwawayA21SutkK
79 points
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8 hours ago
According to literally every person I know within the Parks system, he’s definitely a poacher.

avidovid
24 points
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5 hours ago
If anyone needs to randomly get cracked in one knee with a baseball bat it’s this fool.

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Tooq
2 points
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13 hours ago
Never mind watching a replay. The video on the site is the last ~40 seconds and that’s it.

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cupper3
10 points
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12 hours ago
Yes, and not impressed. When asked about why no public consultation, Nixon answered they talked to “groups”. Unstated was groups like the OHV users in his constituency.

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Jason_Prax
3 points
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12 hours ago
I’m a UCO Subscriber and I never got notice of this; I would have attended but sounds like they didn’t bother to answer anyone’s questions.

https://www.reddit.com/r/alberta/comments/jw8wuy/did_anyone_get_notice_of_the_townhall_about/
How many Albertans got their questions answered? No one clearly.

Philippians 4:6-7 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 13:6 – So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

Psalm 37:7 – Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.

https://www.reddit.com/r/alberta/comments/jwv9xp/virtual_townhall_on_alberta_parks_goes_downhill/

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ItsOnlyaFewBucks
91 points
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13 hours ago
The UCP are cowards. Can’t handle a few simple questions so they shut it down. Selling off our province to give tax breaks to the rich and profitable corporations.

Pathetic.

Bandito_fantastico
49 points
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14 hours ago
[P]olicy studies professor Lori Williams with Mount Royal University said closing the chat didn’t send the right message to participants.

[…]

Williams said even though the UCP currently holds a majority government, it needs to engage in meaningful consultation with Albertans, on the parks issue and others. “You certainly can just go ahead and do what you think you want to do and not care what people say, I suppose, but then you’ve got to face the consequences of that in the next election,” she explained.

There you go sell out the mountain for a quick buck and face the electors. Well whats the fuckin difference. Going about these irreversible changes, is plain stupid.

This is the australian company with links to the canada gov site. rivresource. disagree//

Bloggin barnicles.
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The First Nations are now learning the details of the mining proposals and speaking up!

Here is a link to send a post card to Jonathan Wilkinson https://forms.gle/TSE9H8gM5TNwcfUq5 takes 5 seconds