Call for an end
to thermal coal 

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Goodbye, thermal coal

Take action by sending a letter to Minister Wilkinson and key cabinet members.


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Government of Canada

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The world's dirtiest fossil fuel

It’s time for Canada to stop carving up mountains, polluting the air, and making the climate emergency even worse by mining thermal coal and shipping it overseas.


While a recent announcement from the federal government effectively signals the end of new coal mines in Canada, the fight is far from over:

Existing mines remain active, and Canada still exports millions of tonnes of thermal coal every year.

Thermal coal is so bad for people and the planet that Canada has already brought in regulations to stop burning it for electricity by 2030. So why are we continuing to export thermal coal to be burned in other parts of the world?

Tell Minister of Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson and key cabinet members that you want Canada to ban thermal coal mining and exports. Full stop.


Canada needs to say no to thermal coal, once and for all.

For years, Ecojustice has worked with Indigenous Peoples, community groups, and environmental organizations to fight coal projects, in the name of protecting the climate and human health.

These efforts have led to important victories on a project-by-project basis – but we can’t keep playing whack-a-mole with the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel. We need a full stop on the burning, mining, and exporting of thermal coal.

Please, send a letter to Minister Wilkinson and call for an end to thermal coal in Canada.

Learn more about the federal government’s announcement on new thermal coal mine and expansion projects.


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