Update from the committee - June
June was a fast-paced month for the Coal Policy Committee as it progressed into Phase 2 of its engagement plan. Significant progress was achieved in scheduling and meeting with numerous stakeholders and technical experts who provided their perspectives, raised issues of concerns and offered recommendations for a modernised coal policy for Alberta.
Conversations touched on topics such as selenium management, access to recreational areas and activities, wildlife habitat, health concerns, responsible resource development, supply and access to fresh water and related environmental issues. The full list of stakeholder meetings held in June can be found here.
Albertans continue to submit technical information to the committee through our website. In addition, more than 90 individual submissions and perspectives were received in June through the coal policy mailbox. In total, the committee has received almost 400 emails since March.
Stakeholder materials in support of their positions and the technical submissions can be found here.
The Committee is currently preparing for the next phase of meetings for July. As COVID measures in Alberta are lifted, the committee is considering selected site-visits.
We are grateful to have received very informative briefs during our engagement sessions and look forward to continuing with this outreach to Albertans.