Ridding Alberta of Coal


More than half of Alberta’s electricity comes from coal, but some groups are calling on the provincial government to phase it out more quickly than they currently are, saying that the health detriments have led to 4-thousand asthma episodes and nearly 100 premature deaths.

Panel Discussion on Alberta Primetime:
Don Macdonald, MacEwan University;
Donna Kennedy-Glans, associate minister of electricity and renewable energy;
Dr. Joe Vipond, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment;
and Don Wharton, TransAlta.

Original Air Date: Tuesday, February 04, 2014

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