Canada Beyond Coal

Defend the mountains.

Defend the water.

Defend democracy.

The Rocky Mountains are under threat. Powerful corporations are pushing for eight new coal mining projects in fragile areas.

Say No to Thermal Coal Exports!

In recent months, Council of Canadians chapters and supporters have helped to deliver a series of crushing setbacks to the expansion of metallurgical (steel-making) coal mining in Alberta.

Now, we need to build on that momentum – and we need your support.

To move Canada beyond coal altogether, we must work to put an immediate end to thermal coal production and exports.


The Council of Canadians is working with our local chapters and the Alberta Environmental Network to create Alberta Beyond Coal. This campaign aims to stop all new coal developments in the Rockies.

With your support we can step up the pressure on all levels of government to say no to coal.

Take action now to demand that the Alberta and Federal governments permanently stop all coal exploration and mining projects. 

SAY NO TO BIG COAL

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Coal projects are already causing irreversible damage by carving out roads, stripping timber, and drilling holes. This impacts animals, ecosystems, and everyone who visits and lives in the mountains.

Two of the slated projects in Alberta’s Rockies include mountaintop removal on a larger scale than we have ever seen in that area.

Open-pit mining will contaminate the water for people and wildlife, putting ecosystems and food systems at risk while destroying mountain landscapes for recreation, fishing, and hunting.

Coal companies have had an outsized influence in shaping policy, despite provincial and federal commitments to tackling the climate crisis.

WE NEED LEADERSHIP FROM MINISTER WILKINSON NOW

These mining projects will contaminate headwaters that supply drinking and farming water to millions of people across the Prairies. They will also destroy the habitats of endangered species.

The movement against Big Coal has won a major victory. The Grassy Mountain project, a massive steel-making coal mine in the heart of the Rockies, has been defeated.

The Tent Mountain project is now designated for a federal environmental assessment. However, the work is not done to protect the Rockies from coal mining. Tent Mountain and six other projects could still move ahead.

Forty-six municipalities voiced their opposition or concern

76% of Albertans want stronger protection for the Eastern Slopes

70% of Albertans oppose coal mining in the Rockies

Coal mining will impact the water of millions of Canadians

A world without coal is possible

In a Canada beyond coal, the majestic Rocky Mountains can continue to sit undisturbed, giving life and protection to all the ecosystems that depend on them.

Trout streams, grizzly bears, wolverines, and whitebark pine trees will continue to thrive and animate the landscape. The water flowing down from the mountains can continue to nourish all the peoples, fish, and wildlife that depend on it.

Natural resources will belong not to powerful mining corporations but the peoples who live on the land.

HELP US PROTECT THE ROCKIES

With your support we can step up the pressure on all levels of government to say no to coal.

Share this message and spread the word

Chip-in to support the community-led action to say no to coal


Together, we are learning, making tangible change in our communities, and reclaiming political power for people and the planet. We hope you’ll join us.