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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.”

Raven Coal Mine proponent accuses BC review agency of bias

News Release, Wilderness Committee, August 31, 2015

Compliance fails to meet deadline to provide more information on project

VICTORIA – Today in an unexpected development, Compliance Energy Corporation accused the BC Environment Assessment Office (EAO) of bias. This accusation came after the company missed an important deadline to provide the office with critical information regarding its Raven Coal Mine proposal on Vancouver Island.

Compliance Coal: EAO not treating fairly the Raven EA review.

Letter to the BC EAO, Compliance Coal Corp., August 25, 2015

550 – 800 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2V6
Tel: 604-689-0489 Fax: 604-681-5910

August 25, 2015

Ms. Shelley Murphy
Executive Project Director
BC Environment Assessment Office
PO Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V8W 9V1

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."

Compliance still intends to carry on with Raven mine project

Scott Stanfield, Comox Valley Record, July 30 2015

Despite the loss of one minority partner and the apparent loss of another, Compliance Energy Corporation still intends to forge ahead with the proposed Raven underground coal mine in Baynes Sound.

Itochu and LG leave the Comox Joint Venture; Compliance Energy "thwarted"

News Release, Compliance Energy Corp., June 26 2015

Vancouver, Canada, June 26, 2015 – Compliance Energy Corporation (the “Company”) announces that Itochu Corporation of Japan (“Itochu”) has completed its withdrawal from the Comox Joint Venture as of June 12,
2015 and LG International Corporation of Korea (“LGi”) have also informed the Company of their planned withdrawal from the project.

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

Hummingbirds—yes we can!

John Snyder in, 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.

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 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.

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.

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