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Final Update for the CoalWatch Comox Valley Society

Media Release, CoalWatch Comox Valley Society, October 11, 2016

When CoalWatch was formed in late 2009, our primary mandate was to conduct research on the proposed Raven Coal Mine Project and to advocate for a robust public participation during the environmental assessment process.

Directors of company proposing Raven Coal mine resign en masse

John Harding, Parksville Qualicum Beach News, March 1 2016

With the en masse resignation of its board of directors, Compliance Energy Corporation has signalled the end of the proposed Raven Coal Mine project, said the president of a Mid-Island watchdog group.

Compliance resignations the last nail in the Raven Coal Project coffin

Press Release, CoalWatch Comox Valley Society, February 29 2016

In light of the February 26, 2016 press release by Compliance Energy Corporation (Compliance) that the board members and company officers have resigned, it appears the final chapter of the Raven Coal Mine Project saga is about to be written.

Coffee with ... John Snyder

Scott Stanfield, Comox Valley Record, January 20 2016

As the winner of the Wilderness Committee’s 2015 Eugene Rogers Environmental Award, John Snyder is sharing a place with the likes of local conservationist Ruth Masters and biologist Alexandra Morton.

He is also $1,000 richer, but the money didn’t land in his bank account. Instead, Snyder is putting it into the account of the CoalWatch Comox Valley Society, which he has served as president for several years.

Vancouver Island anti-coal mine champion honoured with environmental award

News Release, Wilderness Committee, November 28 2014

VANCOUVER – The Wilderness Committee is excited to announce that the 2015 Eugene Rogers Environmental Award is being granted to John Snyder, a Comox Valley resident and President of CoalWatch Comox Valley Society. 

John Snyder talks with Pamela McCall on CFAX

Pamela McCall, CFAX1070, Sep 8 2015

The segment with John Snyder begins at 6:30.

Or click here to listen to the podcast.

CoalWatch to EAO - restates request to terminate the Raven EA

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

CoalWatch: Compliance Coal letter to the EAO “Sour Grapes”

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.”

CoalWatch to Raven coal proponents: 'Time to fish or cut bait'

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.

Coalwatch applauds EAO action requesting Raven Coal Mine project plans

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 Requests EAO to Terminate Raven Project Assessment

Letter, CoalWatch Comox Valley, June 4 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

June 4, 2015

Hummingbirds—yes we can!

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.

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.

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.

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.

John Snyder on CBC's On the Island: Compliance withdraws application

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.

Click here to listen to the discussion.

Click here to visit On the Island's website.

Compliance Coal Withdraws Its Raven Coal Application

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.

Raven Coal Mine Jobs: Myths and Realities

CoalWatch Comox Valley, February 2015

Myth 1: Investment in coal mining is an investment in jobs

Reality: Coal mining ranks lower than many other industries for numbers of jobs created.

It creates fewer jobs than, for instance, sustainable forestry, agriculture, infrastructure construction, and solar & wind energy production. “State of the art” coal mining technologies lead to even fewer jobs and are no guarantee of environmental or workplace safety.

Coalwatch Research Exposes Large Area of Coal Interest in the Comox Valley

News Release, CoalWatch Comox Valley, February 12 2015

Recent research done by the CoalWatch Comox Valley Society has revealed that current coal license applications and existing coal tenures in the Comox Valley equal a staggering 33.6% of the total land area in the Comox Valley Regional District.

CoalWatch Prepares for Next Phase of Raven Coal Review

Media Release, CoalWatch Comox Valley, February 2, 2015

CoalWatch Comox Valley Society has learned the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) has received the latest Application for Environmental Certificate and Environmental Impact Statement (Application/EIS) from Compliance Coal Corporation for the proposed Raven Underground Coal Mine Project near Fanny Bay, BC.

John Snyder talks with Gregor Craigie of CBC's On the Island

CBC, On the Island, November 14, 2014

Host Gregor Craigie speaks with John Snyder, President of CoalWatch about the resubmitted application for the Raven Underground Coal Project.

Click here to listen to the discussion.

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