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Opposed to Teck mine

Reference Number
1154
Date Submitted
2020-02-02 10:34:37 PM
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As an Albertan, I acknowledge the prosperity the oilsands have brought to Alberta and to Canada. I also acknowledge that Albertan families are suffering due to job losses in the oil field. However, the jobs created by the Teck mine will come at the cost of the environment and will contribute to climate change. Climate change is a significant threat to human health - in fact, the World Health Organization states "climate change is the greatest threat to global health in the 21st century". The approval of the Teck mine runs contrary to the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement that Canada signed onto. Let all levels of government in Canada instead work with Alberta's highly skilled workforce and invest in the transition to renewable energy: investments in renewable energy infrastructure and research so that Alberta and Canada become global leaders in renewable energy; most importantly investments in job re-training for those that work in the oil industry so they can prosper in the renewable energy industry.

Submitted by
Srijan Raha
Phase
Environmental Assessment Decision
Public Notice
N/A
Comment Tags
Human Health and Well-Being
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