Update from the committee - May

May was another very busy month for the Coal Policy Committee. As a group, we continue to meet on a regular basis and have achieved substantial progress on developing and planning engagements with Albertans on their perspectives and recommendations for a modernized Coal Policy.

The committee continues to explore other ways to interact with Albertans via this web platform. We were pleased to begin accepting technical submissions when this page launched on May 17. You can view submitted documents here. If you would like to submit a document, learn more here.

In addition to technical submissions, we have received technical briefings from subject matter experts from organizations like the Alberta Energy Regulator regarding coal exploration and development in Alberta. The committee will continue to meet with experts on a variety of topics.

Albertans continue to share their perspectives on coal development. We received 63 individual submissions in May, bringing the total to 259 submissions. Thank you for taking the time to send in your thoughts as they greatly enhance and inform our work.

Engagement sessions and bookings are well underway for the summer months. We have sessions scheduled with a wide range of representative groups, including communities, landowners, industry, non-government organizations and Indigenous peoples. We also understand our engagement with Indigenous communities will need to be closely co-ordinated with the Government of Alberta’s nation-to-nation engagement currently underway.

We will continue to share updates as the engagement progresses.

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