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 ...
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 Harding, Parksville Qualicum Beach News, Mar 5, 2015
The plan for a coal mine less than 50 kilometres from downtown Qualicum Beach is dead.
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.
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.
Stephen Ellis, Compliance Coal Corp., March 2 2015
Mr. Doug Caul
Associate Deputy Minister
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.
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.