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‘Serious concerns’: Alberta First Nations oppose coal expansion in Rocky Mountains –

EDMONTON — Two of Alberta’s largest First Nations have written letters to coal companies saying they will oppose any new mine proposals in the Rocky Mountains.

The Siksika and Kainai bands say new mines would threaten one of the few places that can still support traditional Blackfoot culture.

The Siksika say the United Conservative government has not addressed their concerns despite talks on the area’s importance.

The letters say no mines in the region are acceptable.

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