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With your input, we will develop a modern coal policy to protect the areas Albertans cherish while allowing responsible resource development in appropriate places. Your feedback will inform our long-term approach to coal development.
To help ensure the views of all Albertans are represented during the process, we’ve established the Coal Policy Committee, an independent group to lead a comprehensive engagement.
The committee will consider feedback provided by Albertans through an online survey while they create a detailed engagement approach.
We will also work directly with Indigenous leaders and communities throughout the engagement to ensure their perspectives are heard and considered.
Results under review
Who is listening
Ministry of Energy
The engagement will have many ways to get involved. More opportunities to participate will be added as the engagement progresses. Check back often or sign up for updates.
The deadline to provide technical submissions was September 19, 2021. Thank you to those who participated.
View updates from the committee and technical submissions provided to the committee.
Email the committee
- Email the committee at [email protected]
- Alongside the committee-led engagement, the Minister of Energy will directly engage Indigenous communities to ensure their perspectives on coal development are heard and considered in the development of a new coal policy.
- Indigenous Peoples are welcome to participate in the committee-led engagement process.
The Coal Policy Committee will post frequent progress updates and summaries as activities are completed.
Survey: Analysis of results
Albertans shared feedback to help inform the next steps of the coal policy engagement through an online survey from March 29 to April 19, 2021.
This is a summary of the survey results:
- The majority of Albertans feel the management of the province’s coal resources affect them.
- “Environmental impacts of coal development” and “if and where coal development takes place” were ranked by respondents as the most important issues when discussing Alberta’s coal policy.
- The majority of respondents feel there are areas of the province that are not appropriate for coal development, while almost one-third of respondents say that there are areas of the province where development could be appropriate.
- Albertans would like to participate in additional online surveys and virtual meetings, as well as provide input directly to the committee.
- Respondents want to learn more about the approval processes for exploration and development, as well as the coal categories, which dictate where and how coal leasing, exploration and development can occur.
- The majority of respondents expressed concerns about coal exploration and development.
Alberta is developing a modern coal policy. Your feedback will help ensure coal development reflects the best interests of Albertans and continues to balance stringent environmental protections with responsible resource development.
Connect with the Coal Policy Committee:
Email: [email protected]
The personal information collected through www.alberta.ca/coalengagement will be used for the purpose of providing you with coal policy engagement updates.
This personal information collection is authorized under section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act.
If you have any questions about this collection of personal information, you may contact [email protected].
Last updated: September 27, 2021