Tell Premier Stelmach Coal Kills
As the world grapples with climate change, the Alberta government is poised to grant approval to a new coal-fired power plant without even holding a public hearing.
Maxim Power Corporation’s plan to build a 500-megawatt plant near Grande Cache, Alberta will generate three million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year (the equivalent of adding 590,000 vehicles to the road over its 45-year lifespan).
Coal carries a heavy burden. Each stage in the life cycle of coal -- including extraction, transport, processing, and combustion -- generates multiple hazards for health and the environment.
Even the oil giant EnCana said it’s bad idea.
The proposed coal-fired plant defies the Alberta Government’s own 2008 Climate Change Strategy, which includes a 2020 goal to stabilize GHG emissions and begin making absolute emission reductions. The reality is no serious plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions can involve the construction of new coal-fired plants.
Help us stop this major new source of air pollution before it starts.
Tell Premier Stelmach to kill Maxim Power Corporation’s plan to build a new 500-megawatt coal-fired plant.