Rebekah Kebede, Reuters, Globe and Mail, May 23 2013
PERTH — Australian coal miners are steeling themselves for years of production cuts, job reductions and asset sales as swelling shipments from international rivals lower hopes of a recovery in prices for coal.
John Harding, Parksville Qualicum Beach News, May 22, 2013
Stephen Ellis says Compliance Coal remains undeterred.
The vice-president of the company behind the proposed Raven Coal Mine near Buckley Bay says Compliance plans to re-submit its application after the provincial environmental assessment office (EAO) rejected the company's first attempt last week.
Scott Stanfield, Comox Valley Record, May 22, 2013
In an initial screening, the provincial Environmental Assessment Office has rejected the application from the proponents of the Raven underground coal mine proposal near Baynes Sound.
Shayne Morrow, Ha-Shilth-Sa, May 22, 2013
The proponents of the Raven Underground Coal Project have failed to address the issue of aboriginal rights and title, according to Tseshaht First Nation.
On May 16, the provincial Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) informed Compliance Coal Corporation CEO John Tapics that his application for an environmental assessment certificate failed to meet the requirements to move to the detailed review stage.
Julie Bertrand, Alberni Valley Times, May 22, 2013
Fraser said public scrutiny makes government stricter
Many people in the Alberni Valley applaud Victoria's decision to reject Compliance Coal's application for the Raven Underground Coal Mine Project, even those who are in favour of it.
Pamela McCall, CFAX 1070, May 22 2013
Melissa Quocksister of K'omox First Nation talks with
David Lennam of CBC's All Points West, May 22 2013
The Raven Coal Mine in the Comox Valley has been put on hold because of a lack of consultation plans with Aboriginal communities. We hear where the K'omox First Nation stands on the proposed mine.
Stephen Ellis of Compliance Energy talks with
Gregor Craigie of CBC's On the Island, May 22 2013
Torrance Coste of the Wilderness Committe talks with
David Lennam of CBC's All Points West, May 21 2013
BC's environmental assessment office has rejected an application from the controversial project in the Comox Valley. This program aired on May 21, and was recorded on May 17.
News Release, Compliance Energy Corp., May 21 2013
"The Company and its consultants ... plan to ... resubmit the Application for further review once the [EAO's] comments have been adequately addressed."
Press Release, CoalWatch Comox Valley, May 21, 2013
The provincial Environmental Assessment Office has decided not to accept the Raven Coal Mine Application for detailed review. In a May 16th letter to John Tapics, CEO of Compliance Coal Corporation, the EAO refers to “the major information requirements” the EAO considers not to have been adequately addressed in Compliance’s submission.
Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist, May 17, 2013
Plans for a massive underground coal mine south of Courtenay, near Buckley Bay, suffered a major blow Friday with provincial rejection of Compliance Coal Corp.’s application for the Raven Underground Coal Project.
John Harding, Parksville Qualicum Beach News, May 17, 2013
The B.C. Environmental Assessment Office announced Thursday it rejected the application for Compliance Energy's proposed Raven Coal Mine near Buckley Bay.
Comox Valley Record, May 17 2013
The provincial Environment Assessment Office (EAO) has decided not to accept a Raven coal mine application for detailed review.
CBC News, May 17, 2013
B.C. Environmental Assessment office highlights [hundreds of*] deficiencies in report
A controversial application to open a coal mine in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island has been rejected as inadequate by the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office.
Tracy James, BC Environmental Assessment Office, May 16 2013
Letter to John Tapics, Compliance Coal Corp.
Regarding the Application for the Raven Underground Coal Project
"EAO has decided that the Application does not contain the required information and has decided not to accept the Application for detailed review."
"EAO has prepared a summary document that identifies the major information requirements that EAO considers not to have been adequately addressed as per the approved AIR (Attachment A). Should Compliance wish to revise and resubmit its Application to EAO for evaluation, we request that Compliance first incorporate into the Application the information identified in Attachment A."
Bloomberg News, May 13 2013
China has ordered production suspended at all coal mines in the southwestern province of Sichuan after a blast on May 11 killed 28 workers.
Arthur Caldicott, Comox Valley Record, May 9 2013
Why are we continuing with this Raven mine farce?
Compliance Energy, the company behind the proposed Raven coal mine, has been pitching a doomed project since the beginning.
Scott Learn, The Oregonian, May 8 2013
The company's decision means three of the six coal export terminals originally proposed in Oregon and Washington have gone by the wayside. It also significantly reduces the potential for coal train traffic through Portland.
2012 Annual Financial Statements for Compliance Energy, April 25 2013
Deloitte LLP added this unprecedented "Emphasis of Matter" at the end of its note to shareholders of Compliance Energy Corporation at the beginning of the 2012 Annual Financial Statements.
Emphasis of Matter
Without qualifying our opinion, we draw attention to Note 1 in the consolidated financial statements which indicates that the Company has incurred losses from inception and does not currently have any revenue generating operations. Moreover, the Company has an accumulated deficit of $6,929,000 as at December 31, 2012 and incurred an operating loss of $1,255,000 for the year ended December 31, 2012. These conditions, along with other matters as set forth in Note 1 indicate the existence of a material uncertainty that may cast significant doubt about Compliance Energy Corporation’s ability to continue as a going concern.
(signed) “Deloitte LLP”
April 25, 2013
Vancouver, British Columbia
David L. Chandler, MIT News Office, May 8 2013
Steelmaking, a major emitter of climate-altering gases, could be transformed by a new process developed at MIT.
Media Release, CoalWatch Comox Valley, May 8 2013
CONSIDER CANDIDATE POSITIONS WHEN MARKING YOUR BALLOT
This upcoming provincial election will be a pivotal one on the very important Raven Coal Mine issue. Recently all of your local governments in the Comox Valley passed motions requesting:
Make no mistake, the party that forms the next BC Government will be the final decision maker on the Raven Coal Mine. Having an MLA who will support and advocate for the motions passed by our local governments is crucial.
CoalWatch Comox Valley Society fully supports our local government motions and their requests. Please consider each candidates position on these requests when marking your ballot. Our precious drinking water and world renowned shellfish industry are at stake.
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What is Wrong with the Raven Underground Coal Mine Environmental Assessment Process
by Alice de Wolff, Mike Morrell, Patti Willis, 05May2013
Carmine Elia, Comox Valley Record, May 1 2013
I worked for 25 years in the Coal Mining industry in a variety of different positions and with different companies and for the life of me, I just do not understand why we are considering a coal mine anywhere near the Comox Valley.