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Lawsuit of the week: Raven coal mine project unlawfully sacrificed on the altar of B.C. government’s natural gas pipe dream, coal company claims

Business in Vancouver, March 28, 2017

Compliance Coal Corp. is suing the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEEA) and the federal and provincial governments, claiming the approval process for a coal mining ...

CEAA terminates its review of the Raven Underground Coal Project

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, May 19, 2016

Ottawa — May 19, 2016 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has terminated the comprehensive study of the Raven Underground Coal Mine Project (the Project) pursuant to the former Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.

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.

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
Victoria, BC V8W 9V1

June 4, 2015

Tseshaht demands termination of Raven Coal Project

Shane Morrow, Ha-Shilth-Sa, June 1 2015

Tseshaht First Nation has called on the provincial Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) to officially terminate the proposed Raven Underground Coal Project based on its failure to meet the statutory requirement to have a project application approved by June 7, 2015.

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 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.


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.

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

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.

Raven Coal Mine proposal withdrawn ahead of Environmental Assessment Office decision

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.

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.

Compliance Coal Corp. pulls its Application

Stephen Ellis, Compliance Coal Corp., March 2 2015

Mr. Doug Caul
Associate Deputy Minister
Ministryof Environment
PO Box 9426, Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC  V9W 9V1

Dear Mr. Caul,

We received some misinformation that is circulating in some communities regarding the Raven Project and believe it is appropriate that we withdraw the project from the screening process at this time. We provide this letter as our notice to withdraw our three volume Addendum resubmission from the Environmental Application office forth with.

Don't hurry Raven approval

Editorial, Times Colonist, February 11 2015

The proposed Raven Coal Mine near Fanny Bay faces an uphill battle. That’s the way it should be. The developers must prove that economic benefits outweigh environmental risks, and the provincial government must put the protection of B.C. and its people ahead of short-term profits.

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