Ryan Cormier, Edmonton Journal, November 26 2015
100-km long leak of coal mine sludge made its way down the Athabasca River from the closed Obed Mountain Mine near Hinton.
The Fort McMurray First Nation has launched a $16-million lawsuit against an Alberta coal company after 670 million litres of waste water spilled into the Athabasca River.
John D. Sutter & Matthew Gannon, CNN, November 24 2015
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Lame Deer, Montana (CNN) Kenneth Medicine Bull remembers the warning.
Don't dig up the coal "even if we become the poorest of the poor," the 59-year-old elder on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation recalls his grandfather saying.
Leave the coal beneath our feet and in the ground.
News Release, Compliance Energy Corp., November 2 2015
COMPLIANCE ENERGY TO EVALUATE POTENTIAL INVESTMENTS IN CUBA
Vancouver, British Columbia - November 2, 2015 - Compliance Energy Corporation (TSX: CEC) (the “Company) or (“Compliance Energy”) announces that, in light of world events, including the recent shift in American policy towards Cuba, management now intends to evaluate potential investment opportunities in Cuba. In recent months management has developed some business contacts in the area and now intends to focus all corporate efforts on establishing an investment in Cuba that would benefit from these new developments.
At this time, no transactions have concluded nor is there any assurance that a suitable investment in a Cuban project will be concluded in the future. Any transaction, if concluded, will require regulatory approval.
Candace Wu, Parksville Qualicum Beach News, Sep 8, 2015
The man leading a controversial coal mine project near Qualicum Beach has resigned.
Compliance Coal Corporation issued a statement Thursday saying "Stephen Ellis has resigned as an officer of the company to pursue another opportunity."
Pamela McCall, CFAX1070, Sep 8 2015
The segment with John Snyder begins at 6:30.
Letter to EAO, CoalWatch Comox Valley Society, September 7 2015
CoalWatch Comox Valley Society
PO Box 157
Union Bay, BC V0R 3B0
Attn: Shelley Murphy
Executive Project Director
Environmental Assessment Ofﬁce
PO Box 9426 STN PROV GOVT
Victoria, BC V8W 9V1
September 7, 2015
RE: Restatement of CoalWatch’s request to terminate the Environmental Assessment of the proposed Raven Coal Mine Project
Lindsay Kines, Times Colonist, Sep4 2015
The head of the Vancouver company behind the proposed Raven coal mine near Courtenay has resigned just days after accusing B.C.’s environmental assessment office of bias.
Shayne Morrow, Ha-Shilth-Sa, Sep 2 2015
UPDATE: Sept. 3, 2015
News Release, Compliance Energy, Sep 2 2015
Vancouver, Canada, September 2, 2015 - Compliance Energy Corporation (the “Company) announces that Stephen Ellis has resigned as an officer of the Company to pursue another opportunity. Mr. Ellis will continue on as an advisor and aid in an orderly transition until his successor is appointed. The Company would like to thank Mr. Ellis for his dedicated and professional service as COO and wish him well in his new opportunity.
Scott Stanfield, Comox Valley Record, Sep 2 2015
The Vancouver Island Wilderness Committee feels it’s time for the BC Environment Assessment Office to terminate the application process for the Raven Coal Mine.
Lindsay Kines, Times Colonist, Sep 2 2015
A Vancouver company behind the proposed Raven coal mine south of Courtenay has accused B.C.’s environmental assessment office of bias.
Nelson Bennett, Business In Vancouver, Sept 1 2015
A junior coal mining company that wants to build an underground coal mine on Vancouver Island is accusing the BC Environmental Assessment Office of being biased against the project and driving away investors.
News Release, CoalWatch Comox Valley, September 5 2015
In a letter responding to the Environmental Assessment Ofﬁce (EAO) request for Compliance Coal Corporation’s (Compliance) plans regarding the proposed Raven Coal Mine Project, Compliance COO Stephen Ellis stated, “I see little merit in sitting down with the EAO to review Environmental Assessment (EA) options for the Raven Project.”
News Release, Wilderness Committee, August 31, 2015
Compliance fails to meet deadline to provide more information on project
VICTORIA – Today in an unexpected development, Compliance Energy Corporation accused the BC Environment Assessment Office (EAO) of bias. This accusation came after the company missed an important deadline to provide the office with critical information regarding its Raven Coal Mine proposal on Vancouver Island.
Letter to the BC EAO, Compliance Coal Corp., August 25, 2015
550 – 800 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2V6
Tel: 604-689-0489 Fax: 604-681-5910
August 25, 2015
Ms. Shelley Murphy
Executive Project Director
BC Environment Assessment Office
PO Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V8W 9V1
Bruce Constantineau, Vancouver Sun, August 18 2015
Analysts see modest recovery ahead, with India as prime market
VANCOUVER — There is good news and bad news for B.C.’s beleaguered coal industry.
Candace Wu, Parksville Qualicum Beach News, Aug 13, 2015
Compliance Coal Corporation has less than three weeks to save its bid to build a coal mine near Buckley Bay, less than 50 kilometres from Qualicum Beach.
The Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) is giving Compliance until August 28 to submit more information about its proposed Raven coal mine operation.
Press Release, CoalWatch Comox Valley, August 11 2015
On June 4, 2015 CoalWatch Comox Valley Society submitted a written request to the Environmental Assessment Ofﬁce (EAO) asking that the environmental assessment (EA) for the proposed Raven Coal Mine Project be terminated by the EAO.
"... the EAO has notiﬁed CoalWatch that ... the EAO requested Compliance Coal provide information on Compliance’s project plans and ... the continuation of the EA. The EAO requires this information by August 28, 2015."
CoalWatch News, July 10 2015
CoalWatch President John Snyder presents Dr. Gilles Wendling with a gift of appreciation for his efforts on the Raven Coal Mine issue.
The Letter of Appreciation to Dr. Wendling said:
As a token of our appreciation, CoalWatch Comox Valley Society would like to present to Dr. Gilles Wendling the limited edition print “Stillness” by artist Andy Everson.
Over the past 6 years, Dr. Wendling’s extraordinary expertise and “above and beyond the call of duty” contributions have made a signiﬁcant difference in the battle against the proposed Raven Coal
Mine Project near Fanny Bay, BC.
In part, because of Dr. Wendling’s efforts, the proposed Raven Coal Mine Project has thus far been thwarted, and the project will continue to face widespread opposition.
Presented by John Snyder, President, on behalf of the Board Members of the CoalWatch Comox Valley Society.
Richard L. Revesz & Jack Lienkeaug, NY Times, Aug 3 2015
President Obama’s Clean Power Plan has rightly been hailed as the most important action any president has taken to address the climate crisis.
The new rule requires the nation’s power plants to cut their carbon dioxide emissions to 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.
Scott Stanfield, Comox Valley Record, July 30 2015
Despite the loss of one minority partner and the apparent loss of another, Compliance Energy Corporation still intends to forge ahead with the proposed Raven underground coal mine in Baynes Sound.
News Release, Compliance Energy, July 30 2015
Vancouver, Canada, July 30, 2015 - Compliance Energy Corporation (the “Company). announces that its share capital will be consolidated on the basis of one (1) new common share without par value for every ten (10) existing common shares without par value (the “Share Consolidation”) effective at the opening of the market on July 31, 2015. There are presently 78,139,283 common shares without par value issued and outstanding and following the share consolidation, there will be 7,813,928 common shares without par value issued and outstanding.
News Release, Compliance Energy Corp., July 16 2015
VANCOUVER, July 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Compliance Energy Corporation ("Compliance" or the "Corporation") announces a proposed consolidation of its share capital on the basis of one (1) new common share without par value for every ten (10) existing common shares without par value (the "Share Consolidation"), so that the issued and outstanding common shares of the Corporation are altered from [78,139,283] common shares without par value to approximately [7,813,928] common shares without par value, subject to adjustment for any further share issuances made by the Corporation prior to the Share Consolidation being made effective.
News Release, Compliance Energy Corp., June 26 2015
Vancouver, Canada, June 26, 2015 – Compliance Energy Corporation (the “Company”) announces that Itochu Corporation of Japan (“Itochu”) has completed its withdrawal from the Comox Joint Venture as of June 12,
2015 and LG International Corporation of Korea (“LGi”) have also informed the Company of their planned withdrawal from the project.