Billionaire Gina Reinhart’s Benga/Northback Coal (wants to destroy Alberta’s Grassy Mountain, contaminate water for many) bribes Livingston School Division with $75,000 (that doesn’t buy many loads of water) and treats (indoctrinates) kids to breakfast using them as propaganda. Why do communities bribed by water raping corporations not say no? High River Mayor Craig Snodgrass has choice words of wisdom for Energy Minster Brian Jean and his floppy hush puppy, AER.

Alberta You See Pee@youseepeeYYC:

Imagine voting for a government that has defunding education so badly that public school districts are forced to accept bribe money from a foreign coal company that intends to poison the water that school children will later drink. Imagine.

Jenny Yeremiy @JennyYeremiy:

Asking for a friend: Did @YourAlberta donate money to this thing to? If not why, was Chelsae Petrovic there?

The Breakdown@TheBreakdownAB:


Now this makes sense.

That’s UCP MLA Chelsea Petrovic at the Northback “buying PR from kids schools” event. So Brian Jean pushed the project forward & Petrovic is cheerleading for them.

Berta. 2024.


What educational significance is this for these kids? Why the hell are they even there? The school board needs to be held accountable for shoving people’s kids into this mess. I’m certain that not every parent of these kids is in support of this. This is wrong on many levels.

Ian DJ brown@IanDJbrown2:

How low can they goMany hells lower, they are UCP after all, most corrupt and rotten gov’t in Canada

Polygraph Polygraphovich Sharikov@PeteMossmulch:

There’s no free breakfast.

Jenny Yeremiy @JennyYeremiy:

In this case it comes with side of selenium. #doublebind

Polygraph Polygraphovich Sharikov@PeteMossmulch:

Or a massive lawsuit from an Australian billionaire that has the UCP shitting their pants, apparently.


Meanwhile, the courts have ruled these projects too risky for them! The irony of denying the climate emergency, aka a stage five emergency for water!

If we declared a emergency, Albertans wouldn’t suffer the consequences of Kenney corruption. #abpoli #sos #ableg

Polygraph Polygraphovich Sharikov@PeteMossmulch:

As much as I wish for water, the UCP haven’t the competency to deal with what is coming up. While I would happily be wrong this time, they’ll be sucking up to the Federal government after trying absolutely nothing to prepare for the drought and fire ahead this spring and summer.


I am pressing for net restoration, no industry freshwater use, and agricultural reform. Handouts will NOT help this situation, nor will more storage. They’re not looking at the problem in cumulative. Instead, in isolation and as if it’s temporary.

Shasta – “No Longer Fixing Typos” – Morgen@ShastaMorgen:

You are being played. They’re offering you table scraps in exchange for your land, water, and health.

WrathofJan @JDignum:

$75K to offset mega usage of river water during a drought, & pollution of said water for all time.

Great trade off -NOT.

& for a nutritional program?

What are we now – a third-world province that needs favours from corps to feed our kids ?

Geez. #UCPCorruption #UCPFail

Energy minister’s letter to energy regulator problematic according to Mayor by Don McCracken, Mar 05 2024, High River Online

The Grassy Mountain coal mine is back on the plate of High River’s mayor.

Provincial energy minister Brian Jean sent a letter to the Alberta Energy Regulator saying the project is not subject to a Ministerial Order that had stopped it, because it’s an advanced project.

“The latest problem that we have is how the Grassy Mountain application from Northback Holdings has been handled by the Alberta government. Everybody has to remember that the Ministerial Order that Sonya Savage put in play a couple of years ago is absolutely still in play,” he says.

“I don’t know how many times and in how many ways that Albertans have to tell our government that we do not want any new coal exploration or any new mines, nothing can be resurrected from the dead, that we do not want coal mining on our eastern slopes in Alberta, that has been the message loud and clear for years to our government.”

He says the problem is there’s a new Premier in Danielle Smith and a new energy minister in Brian Jean.

“Now Danielle has always been honest and forthright with me that coal mines on Category four lands are alright with her, and she didn’t really agree that Grassy Mountain should have been declined by the AER, our very own energy regulator in this province said no to this mine years ago. Northback is trying to resurrect that application and the way they need to do that is have it deemed an Advanced Coal Project and this is where the big problem comes into play.

“An Advanced Coal Project is a project that actually exists. When Grassy Mountain was declined by the AER it ceased to exist any longer. It was done. It had gone through the proper processes, it had gone through all the proper hearings and at the end of the day the federal government and our own AER declined the project, saying it was not in the public interest.”

Snodgrass says Northback has not sent in a new project summery which it would have to do as the first step in any attempt to resurrect it and they would have to show significant changes, and Snodgrass says there are none.

“What has happened is the minister of energy has simply sent a letter to the AER with his personal opinion of the Ministerial Order, which is highly problematic, as this is not how the AER should be taking direction, with the minister of energy’s opinion of what an advanced coal project is. The way the minister needs to handle this is through another Ministerial Order, that’s the only way he can guide the AER,” Snodgrass says.

He says that Ministerial Order should then get cabinet approval before being sent to the AER.

Snodgrass says he can’t understand the hypocrisy of the government.

“We’ve got Pincher Creek that’s got a backhoe in the Crowsnest River trying to suck water out of it to provide for their community. We’ve got the government saying, ‘hey we might have to scale back on oil and gas project water usage,’ yet it’s going to be okay for a coal mine?” he says.

“We’re going to start approving new coal mine exploration and new coalmines, it’s making zero sense, and we’re going to protect our pristine landscapes from windmills and solar, but we’re going to demolish that mountain that we’re trying to see.

The mayor says he continues to watch every move that’s being made because “it’s as weird as it was before”.


I don’t understand how it’s an “advanced project” when the applications are new

Jennifer vaxxed, masking (opt luvhkng cal)@Iluvhikingjen:

TBA candidate and Livingston bought it.

Elvis Lankin@Rumblebun:

And all they dream about is dirtying everyone else’s water.

Refer also to:

If southern Albertans are fortunate enough to have any water with which to shower in after frac’ers and Benga/Northback ruin it:

2021: Ryan Jesperson: “The Australian coal miners are foreign. … The foreign ones are the ones fucking up the eastern slopes!” Corb Lund livid: “I’ve dug my heels in now.” High River Mayor Craig Snodgrass: “The only foreign-funded money that’s coming into this province right now with the coal stuff is the Ozzies’ money. That’s it. You’re being very hypocritical to pin that on anybody in this province that this coal fight is foreign-funded. It’s not. It’s BS. It’s just us. It’s just Albertans.”

2021: Mayor High River, Craig Snodgrass: “I didn’t vote for Jason Kenney because he’s full of shit.” Keep raging Albertans! I love it. The most powerful Court in the world is that of Public Opinion, and it won’t *bankrupt* you with legal and court costs.But shit, I wish Albertans, notably rural, would learn how think critically for themselves, and vote appropriately.

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