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Mining promoters in city 'far back from frontlines'

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.

US coal sector in 'structural decline', financial analysts say

Karl Mathiesen,, 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.

Raven Coal proposal May Not Be Gone For Good, But We’re Winning the Social Licence Battle

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.

Stop wasting our time over Raven coal mine

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.

Raven coal application lacks information: EAO

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.

EAO Evaluation of Raven Coal Mine Application Reveals Missing Information

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.

Compliance Energy Announces Secured Loan Transaction of Compliance Coal Corporation

Regulatory Filing, Compliance Energy Corp., March 12 2015


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.

Compliance Energy damaged credibility

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.

Compliance pulls Raven Coal project application citing 'misinformation'

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.

Application for Raven coal mine withdrawn

John Harding, Parksville Qualicum Beach News, Mar 5, 2015

The plan for a coal mine less than 50 kilometres from downtown Qualicum Beach is dead.


Coal mine benefits lost amid opposition

Editorial, Alberni Valley Times, March 6 2015

Sighs of relief from a countless number of locals were drawn this week as Compliance Energy pulled its proposed coal mine out of the province's regulatory process.

John Snyder in TideChange: Raven Coal application withdrawal

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.

Raven Coal application was about to be booted, says Tseshaht

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.”

Raven Coal mine project in Comox Valley stalls

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.

Raven Coal Mine application withdrawn

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.

WIN! Compliance withdraws its application for the Raven coal mine

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.

Securities Filing: CEC Withdraws Application for Environmental Certificate

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.

Coal mine application withdrawn

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.]

Coal company withdraws proposal for contentious mine on Vancouver Island

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.

Raven Coal mine proponent pulls application at the last minute

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.

Raven coal mine: Compliance Energy withdraws application

On The Island, CBC News, Mar 03, 2015

Company behind the Raven coal mine says 'misinformation' is circulating about the controversial project

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