The Alberta NDP are hosting an online town hall about coal mining on the eastern slopes of the Rockies.

This is in light of the recent announcement from Northback Holdings, formerly Benga Mining, of their recent proposal to drill 50 holes in the Grassy Mountain area of Southern Alberta.

The NDP say the proposal covers a much larger area.

The online town hall takes place on Wednesday, November 1 at 6:30 p.m. 

Jodi Calahoo Stonehouse, Alberta NDP Environment & Climate Resilience critic is quoted in the news release as saying, “Albertans have made it clear that they don’t support mining our mountains for coal. Our Rocky Mountains are incredible, and they must be protected. This is about the future – we want our kids and their kids after that to be able to enjoy our mountains and incredible parks just as we can.”

The event will be hosted by Jodi Calahoo Stonehouse, Sarah Elmeligi, NDP Critic for Tourism, Sport and Recreation, Heather Sweet, NDP Agriculture, Forestry & Rural Economic Development, and Kathleen Ganley, NDP Energy & Climate Critic for Oil and Gas, Hydrogen and Minerals.

If you're interested in attending the online town hall, you need to pre-register and you can do so by clicking on this link.

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