Carla Wilson, Times Colonist, May 13, 2015
B.C. Ministry of Mines technical experts are heading to the Myra Falls mine near Campbell River this month to scrutinize plans to make sure the tailings storage facility won’t be breached in rainy season.
Beyond Boarding, theTyee.ca, 08 May 2015
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Andrew Weaver talks with host Gregor Craigie,
CBC's On the Island, May 8 2015
CBC: "We ask why green party MLA Andrew Weaver wrote a blog post in favour of BC coal mines.'
About 2:15 into the podcast ...
Karl Mathiesen, Guardian, May 7 2015
Bank will continue to cut its exposure to troubled coal sector and increase lending to renewables, but remains one of world’s biggest backers of coal mining
John Snyder in ClayoquotAction.org, May 3 2015
Compliance Coal’s withdrawal of their latest Application for the proposed Raven Coal Mine Project from the BC Environmental Assessment Office’s evaluation screening process is a significant setback for Compliance, and a victory for those who have opposed this ill-advised project for more than 5 years.
CoalWatch News, April 30 2015
As expected, the auditors included an "Emphasis of Matter" in its letter to shareholders indicating "significant doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern."
CoalWatch News, April 30 2015
On April 14, 2015, Hillsborough Resources was granted an exploration permit for its "Quinsam South" coal claims. This permit allows the company to explore for coal for up to five years in its two claims (#418447, #418448) immediately southeast of Hillsborough's Quinsam Mine.
Clark Williams-Derry, Sightlines, April 23 2015
It’s been a fast and furious few months on the Northwest coal export front—and almost all of the news has been bad for the coal industry’s hopes to ship coal from the Northwest US to Asia:
CBC News, April 5 2015
An explosion at an open pit coal mine in southeastern B.C. has sent three people to local hospitals with second- and third-degree burns.
Stacey Gaiga, Alberni Valley Times, March 30 2015
Port Alberni - If it's the same Pamela Gardner I think it is, then her letter advocating mineral exploration in BC is precarious [Times, March 25]. She's known for writing letters with questionable motives.
Karl Mathiesen, guardian.com, 24 March 2015
Over 200 mines shut down and industry loses 76% of its value in five years, report finds
The US coal sector is in a “structural decline” which has sent 26 companies bust in the last three years, according to financial analysts.
A report by the Carbon Tracker Initiative found that in the past five years the US coal industry lost 76% of its value. At least 264 mines were closed between 2011 and 2013. The world’s largest private coal company, Peabody Energy, lost 80% of its share price.
Torrance Coste, DeSmog Canada, March 16 2015
This is a guest post by Torrance Coste, Vancouver Island campaigner with the Wilderness Committee, an organization working with local groups and individuals to stop the Raven Coal Mine.
Monday, March 2nd was a tense day for those of us monitoring the Raven Coal Mine proposal. After a 30-day screening period, the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) was set to announce whether or not the application to mine close to 30 million tonnes of coal and rock in the Comox Valley would advance to final environmental review.
Stacey Gaiga, Alberni Valley Times, March 17, 2015
Port Alberni - Congratulations is in order to the City's appointed Raven Coal committee!
They've been vindicated, considering what this paper wrote about the two local residents on the committee and the four experts in various fields who live elsewhere.
Eric Plummer, Alberni Valley Times, March 17, 2015
A proposed coal mine that would ship its product from Port Alberni has brought up a long list of questions with B.C.'s Environmental Assessment Office.
Press Release, CoalWatch Comox Valley, March 16 2015
On March 11, 2015 the BC Environmental Assessment Ofﬁce (EAO) released to the public, the draft Application Evaluation Comments tracking table for Compliance Coal Corporation’s (Compliance) Environmental Assessment Certificate Application (Application) for the proposed Raven Coal Mine Project submitted on January 30, 2015.
Regulatory Filing, Compliance Energy Corp., March 12 2015
TSX-V TRADING SYMBOL: CEC
VANCOUVER, March 12, 2015 /CNW/ - Compliance Energy Corporation (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has arranged a loan in the principal amount of $200,000 to its wholly-owned subsidiary, Compliance Coal Corporation (the "Borrower"). The Lender is (the "Lender"), a director of both the Company and the Borrower.
David Stern, Alberni Valley Times, March 10, 2015
Port Alberni - Your editorial regarding the Raven Coal's collapsed assessment process [Alberni Valley Times Friday, March 6, Page 4], did not properly explain the problems that their proposal faces, and Mr. Stephen Ellis's letter was mainly a red herring.
BC Environmental Office, March 2 2015
Application Evaluation Comments for Compliance Coal Corporation
Proposed Raven Underground Coal Project - Environmental Assessment Certificate Application submitted January 30, 2015
DRAFT dated March 2, 2015
Drew A. Penner, Comox Valley Echo, March 6, 2015
Opponents claim victory, at least for now
Compliance Coal Corp. has voluntarily pulled the additional documentation it submitted to the BC Environmental Assessment Office for the Raven Underground Coal Mine in January, but is vowing to make good on the $20 million invested in the project so far.
John Snyder, TideChange, March 4 2015
The explanation from Compliance Coal ( Compliance) regarding the recent withdrawal of their Raven Coal Mine Application from the BC Environmental Assessment Office (BCEAO) screening evaluation is hard to comprehend.
Gregor Craigie, Host, CBC's On the Island, March 3 & 4, 2015
Shane Morrow, Ha-Shilth-Sa, March 5 2015
Port Alberni — A Tseshaht representative on the Raven Coal Working Group believes parent company Compliance Energy Corporation withdrew its application for an environmental assessment because it was almost certain to be rejected by the province. On March 2, in a letter to the associate deputy minister of the Environment, Compliance CEO Stephen Ellis advised that he was withdrawing the application on the basis of “misinformation that is circulating in some communities.”
Nelson Bennett, Times Colonist, March 4 2015
Low prices seen as a factor as Compliance Energy Corp. withdraws application
A Vancouver-based junior coal mining company that wants to build an underground coal mine in the Comox Valley has withdrawn at the last minute from an environmental screening, just as the Environmental Assessment Office was set to make a ruling.
Scott Stanfield, Comox Valley Record, March 4 2015
For the time being, Compliance Coal Corporation has withdrawn its Raven Coal Mine application from a provincial screening process while it attempts to clear up some misconceptions about the project.
But the company still plans to forge ahead with its contentious proposal near Baynes Sound.