There has been a lot of debate about coal mining in Alberta as of late. Here are some blog posts that is very thought provoking:
Here is an article from Outdoor Canada that also addresses the controversy from a watershed perspective:
Take the time to add your name to the petition to stop these coal mines right here:
Michael Short from Let's Go Outdoors had a conversation with Robin Campbell who is the President of the Coal Association of Canada. It is well worth a listen!