Alberta Floods

A wild caribou roams the tundra near The Meadowbank Gold Mine located in the Nunavut Territory of Canada on March 25, 2009. The Alberta government is selling off more energy leases on endangered caribou habitat and this sale is more than 10 times the size of previous ones. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Alberta plans huge energy lease sale on range used by caribou

The Alberta government is holding a huge new sale of energy leases more than 10 times the size of previous offerings on endangered caribou habitat. Bidding is to close next Wednesday on 21,000 hectares in northwestern Alberta that are home to the Redrock-Prairie Creek herd, which both the federal and provincial governments have promised to protect. Figures from 2010, the latest available, show t…

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