But what does that mean, exactly?
This video breaks it down. It gives you the basics, in four minutes.
If you want the more detailed version, check out our long-form story, here:
It outlines the history of Alberta’s approach to coal development and why the province is now changing course and looking to emulate British Columbia by getting in on the lucrative — and volatile — export market for coal.
The full implications of this shift in direction are yet to be seen, but there is growing tension — both nervous and excited energy — about what it will bring.
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