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.
Brent Patterson, Council of Canadians, March 4 2015
The Council of Canadians Comox Valley chapter has been opposing the Raven coal mine for almost five years.
News Release, Compliance Energy Corp., March 4 2015
Vancouver, Canada, March 4, 2015 – Compliance Energy Corporation (the “Company) announces that its subsidiary Compliance Coal Corporation withdrew its application for an Environmental Certificate from the
British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (BCEAO) on March 2, 2015 as a result of incorrect information which had been circulating in certain communities regarding Raven Underground Coal Project.
Eric Plummer, Alberni Valley Times, March 4, 2015
A coal mine that would have sent product to Port Alberni for shipment oversees has withdrawn its application after provincial regulators identified concerns with the proposed project. After a month of review, British Columbia's Environmental Assessment Office informed Compliance Energy Corporation on Monday that its latest submission for the Raven Underground Coal Project was insufficient to proceed through the regulatory process. [Correction: The applicant, Compliance Coal Corp., advised the BC EAO that it was withdrawing its application. The EAO had not yet written to the applicant.]
Mark Hume, The Globe and Mail, March 3 2015
VANCOUVER — A controversial proposal to mine more than 16 million tons of coal in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island has been withdrawn in the face of growing criticism about the negative impacts it could have on rich shellfish and salmon grounds.
Nelson Bennett, Business in Vancouver, March 3 2015
A Vancouver junior coal mining company that wants to build an underground coal mine in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island has withdrawn at the last minute from an environmental screening, just as the Environmental Assessment Office was set to make a ruling.
On The Island, CBC News, Mar 03, 2015
Company behind the Raven coal mine says 'misinformation' is circulating about the controversial project
On the Island, CBC, March 3 2015
Host Gregor Craigie talks with CoalWatch President John Snyder about Compliance Coal Corp. withdrawing its application from the environmental assessment screening process.
News Release, Wilderness Committee, March 3 2015
Wilderness Committee calls on company to leave Vancouver Island for good
VICTORIA – Compliance Energy, the proponent of the controversial Raven Coal Mine proposal, has withdrawn its revised application just hours before the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) was set to announce whether or not the application would advance to final environmental review.
Press Release, CoalWatch Comox Valley, March 3, 2015
A notice posted March 2, 2015 on the Environmental Assessment Ofﬁce (EAO) website indicates that Compliance Coal Corporation (Compliance) has withdrawn its Raven Coal Mine Project from the EAO screening/evaluation process.