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e-2912 (Natural resources and energy)

Initiated by Robert Ketcheson from Blackfalds, Alberta

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change

  • The proposed Grassy Mountain coal mine will destroy the upstream water quality and quantity of the Crowsnest River and upstream tributaries that flow through the proposed project;
  • The project will remove millions of tons of overburden which will be dumped into adjacent valleys polluting watercourses including the Oldman watershed which is the source of water for hundreds of thousands of Albertans;
  • The project will create impoundment ponds which will leach selenium in high concentrations into the surrounding environment destroying existing agricultural and recreational activities for decades;
  • The project will destroy tourism development and quality of life in-migration; and
  • Recent and ongoing developments of clean energy sources such as hydrogen, will soon replace thermal and metallurgical coal, negating the need for destructive coal mining projects.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to cancel the Grassy Mountain Coal Mine application.
Open for signature
November 16, 2020, at 2:10 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
January 15, 2021, at 2:10 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Elizabeth May (Saanich—Gulf Islands)
February 5, 2021 (Petition No. 432-00493)
Photo - Elizabeth May
Saanich—Gulf Islands
Green Party Caucus
British Columbia
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