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Comox coal joint venture loses a partner

Michael Briones, Comox Valley Echo, August 27, 2013

The Comox Joint Venture, the group behind the Raven Underground Coal Project, has lost one of its partners.

Raven Coal partner withdraws from Project

News Release, CoalWatch Comox Valley, August 26 2013

Recent documents from Compliance Energy Corporation (CEC) made public on August 23, 2013, have revealed that I-Comox Coal Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Corporation has issued notice that it would be withdrawing from the Comox Joint Venture.

Back to the drawing board for the Raven Coal Mine

Andrew Gage, West Coast Environmental Law, 17 June, 2013

Congratulations to the people of the east coast of Vancouver Island who have been fighting the controversial Raven Coal Project, proposed by Compliance

Math by coal mine critic doesn't add up

Nina Usherwood, Comox Valley Record, June 10 2013

Dear editor,

There are many issues about the Raven coal mine proposal including the issues brought forward by the Liberal government.

However when people, in opposition to development, put forward non-rational arguments you have to wonder if they are helping or hindering their cause

Raven will re-submit

John Harding, Parksville Qualicum Beach News, May 22, 2013

Stephen Ellis says Compliance Coal remains undeterred.

The vice-president of the company behind the proposed Raven Coal Mine near Buckley Bay says Compliance plans to re-submit its application after the provincial environmental assessment office (EAO) rejected the company's first attempt last week.

Raven underground coal mine application sent back to company

Scott Stanfield, Comox Valley Record, May 22, 2013

In an initial screening, the provincial Environmental Assessment Office has rejected the application from the proponents of the Raven underground coal mine proposal near Baynes Sound.

Raven Coal Project fails the test on First Nations consultation

Shayne Morrow, Ha-Shilth-Sa, May 22, 2013

The proponents of the Raven Underground Coal Project have failed to address the issue of aboriginal rights and title, according to Tseshaht First Nation.

On May 16, the provincial Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) informed Compliance Coal Corporation CEO John Tapics that his application for an environmental assessment certificate failed to meet the requirements to move to the detailed review stage.

City councillor and MLA agree with B.C.'s Raven Coal decision

Julie Bertrand, Alberni Valley Times, May 22, 2013

Fraser said public scrutiny makes government stricter

Many people in the Alberni Valley applaud Victoria's decision to reject Compliance Coal's application for the Raven Underground Coal Mine Project, even those who are in favour of it.

CBC & K'omox First Nation: Waiting for answers

Melissa Quocksister of K'omox First Nation talks with
David Lennam of CBC's All Points West, May 22 2013

The Raven Coal Mine in the Comox Valley has been put on hold because of a lack of consultation plans with Aboriginal communities. We hear where the K'omox First Nation stands on the proposed mine.

Click here to listen to the podcast

CBC: Set back for King Coal on Vancouver Island

Stephen Ellis of Compliance Energy talks with
Gregor Craigie of CBC's On the Island, May 22 2013

Click here to listen to the podcast

CBC: Clipping the wings of the Raven Coal Mine

Torrance Coste of the Wilderness Committe talks with
David Lennam of CBC's All Points West, May 21 2013

BC's environmental assessment office has rejected an application from the controversial project in the Comox Valley. This program aired on May 21, and was recorded on May 17.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

Compliance Energy says it will resubmit the Raven Mine Application to the EAO

News Release, Compliance Energy Corp., May 21 2013

"The Company and its consultants ... plan to ... resubmit the Application for further review once the [EAO's] comments have been adequately addressed."

CoalWatch: EAO makes decision to reject Raven Coal Mine application

Press Release, CoalWatch Comox Valley, May 21, 2013

The provincial Environmental Assessment Office has decided not to accept the Raven Coal Mine Application for detailed review. In a May 16th letter to John Tapics, CEO of Compliance Coal Corporation, the EAO refers to “the major information requirements” the EAO considers not to have been adequately addressed in Compliance’s submission.

Province rejects 12,000-page application for massive Raven coal mine on Vancouver Island

Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist, May 17, 2013

Plans for a massive underground coal mine south of Courtenay, near Buckley Bay, suffered a major blow Friday with provincial rejection of Compliance Coal Corp.’s application for the Raven Underground Coal Project.

Raven coal mine proposal rejected

John Harding, Parksville Qualicum Beach News, May 17, 2013

The B.C. Environmental Assessment Office announced Thursday it rejected the application for Compliance Energy's proposed Raven Coal Mine near Buckley Bay.

Comox Valley coal mine application unsuitable for environmental assessment

Comox Valley Record, May 17 2013

The provincial Environment Assessment Office (EAO) has decided not to accept a Raven coal mine application for detailed review.

Vancouver Island coal mine application rejected

CBC News, May 17, 2013

B.C. Environmental Assessment office highlights [hundreds of*] deficiencies in report

A controversial application to open a coal mine in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island has been rejected as inadequate by the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office.

BC Environmental Assessment Office sends Raven Mine application back for revisions

Tracy James, BC Environmental Assessment Office, May 16 2013
  Letter to John Tapics, Compliance Coal Corp.
  Regarding the Application for the Raven Underground Coal Project

"EAO has decided that the Application does not contain the required information and has decided not to accept the Application for detailed review."

"EAO has prepared a summary document that identifies the major information requirements that EAO considers not to have been adequately addressed as per the approved AIR (Attachment A). Should Compliance wish to revise and resubmit its Application to EAO for evaluation, we request that Compliance first incorporate into the Application the information identified in Attachment A."

Click here for this letter from Tracy James to John Tapics concerning the requirements which have not been adequately addressed.

Click here for Appendix A to the letter, detailing the requirements which have not been adequately addressed.

Click here for the letter from Tracy James to John Tapics concerning the adequacy of the public consultations.

Compliance edging toward application for Raven coal mine

Renee Andor, Comox Valley Record, March 14, 2013

Compliance Coal Corporation is expected to submit an application for an environmental assessment certificate to the Province's Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) sometime this month.

MLA Scott Fraser in the Legislature on the Raven Coal Mine

MLA Scott Fraser, Question Period, BC Legislature, March 13 2013

MLA Fraser (NDP-Alberni-Clayoquot) asked questions about the governments handling of the Raven Underground Coal Project, which were responded to by Environment Minister Terry Lake. Mr. Fraser then presented a petition with more  than 5000 signatures, co-ordinated by Comox Valley Water Watch.

Click here to listen to the debate

CoalWatch report takes a closer look at Raven Coal Mine job projections

Media Release, CoalWatch, November 5 2012

CoalWatch Comox Valley released today a report entitled “Raven Underground Mine Job Projections - A Closer Look.” The report was prepared by Comox Valley’s Alice de Wolff and Associates. The purpose of the report is to contribute to the assessment of the economic impact on the Comox Valley of Compliance Energy Corporations (CEC) proposed Raven Underground Coal Mine Project.

Council of Canadians AGM opposes the Raven Mine

Council of Canadians, Nanaimo, October 27, 2012

Proposed Raven Underground Coal Mine Project

Be it resolved that the Council of Canadians oppose the development of the Raven Underground Coal Mine Project

Submitted by Comox Valley Chapter, BC

Are 100 English words and dead miners really what we want?

Lynne Wheeler, Comox Valley Record, October 26, 2012

Dear editor,

The truth is starting to come out about Compliance Energy and, as we have said all along, this is not about jobs for local people as John Tapics, president of Compliance Energy, would have us believe.

Don’t dismiss this out of hand

Editorial, Parksville Qualicum Beach News, September 18, 2012

You can forgive Don Berkshire if he sounds defensive.

The project manager for a proposed coal mine five kilometres west of Buckley Bay made a plea last week to Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce members for their support. If not defensive, Berkshire certainly conveyed frustration.

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