About The Letter:
We are writing to express serious concerns about the Phase I Vista Test Underground Mine and Vista Mine Phase II Expansion Projects by Coalspur Mines (Operations) Limited. The proposed expansion would increase output by an average additional 4.2 million tonnes of coal each year. Thermal coal is widely recognized as one of the most harmful fossil fuels and its mining, transportation, and combustion can have severe impacts on the environment and human health. The serious health and environmental impacts of thermal coal mining are not in dispute. Considering the project’s impacts on Canada’s environmental and climate commitments, as well as the impacts on Indigenous Peoples, Environmental Defence strongly recommends that this project undergo a full impact assessment.