CALGARY (660 NEWS) – One Alberta Country star is getting backing from another in his battle against coal mining.
Paul Brandt says Corb Lund is right — this is a big deal and a bad deal.
Lund has come out in opposition to the province’s move to allow coal mines in the Rocky Mountains.
The UCP government revoked a 1976 policy that kept the mines out of the mountains and eastern slopes.
On Twitter, Brandt expresses worry about the possible effects on the waterways and says he hopes the government listens.
Folks, recently there have been some alarming and significant changes to Alberta’s provincial Coal Policy, which open up the eastern slopes of our Rocky Mountains to potential open pit coal mining. For more info please read my post: https://t.co/YDvx9iava7 https://t.co/8bBhO0XLYz
— corblund (@CorbLund) January 12, 2021
He says we can’t put short-sighted economic benefit ahead of long-term consequences that could devastate our people and land for generations.