Southern Alberta ranchers weigh in on coal mining after Corb Lund, Paul Brandt speak out

Southern Alberta ranchers weigh in on coal mining after Corb Lund, Paul Brandt speak out
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Ranchers are taking time out of their fields, farms and pastures to voice concern over a provincial government policy following public criticism from country stars Corb Lund and Paul Brandt.

On June 1, 2020, the Alberta government rescinded a decades old Coal Development Policy. It put 1.5 million hectares of formerly protected environmentally significant lands in the Eastern Slopes of the Rocky Mountains of Alberta vulnerable to coal exploration, development and mining.


John Smith and Laura Laing.


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John Smith and Laura Laing run Plateau Cattle Company just outside of Nanton, AB. It’s a third generation family-owned ranch. The couple is fighting to get the government…



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