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Courtenay Council Concerned about Coal

Extract from Minutes of a Regular Council Meeting held in the City Hall Council Chambers, Courtenay B.C., on Monday, May 10, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.

Coun. Hillian: Raven Underground Coal Mine

Moved by Hillian and seconded by Coun. Leonard

WHEREAS Compliance Coal Corporation is proposing the Raven Underground Coal Mine Project;

AND WHEREAS the operations of this mine could impact the aquifers used by the surrounding communities for their potable water;

AND WHEREAS the operation of this mine could impact the fin fish, shellfish, and other fisheries in Baynes Sound;

THAT the City of Courtenay request the province conduct a comprehensive mapping of the aquifers that could be affected by the proposed mine and that the province use this mapping in its Environmental Assessment;

AND THAT the City of Courtenay request that the Federal Government also conduct an independent Environment Assessment of the proposed mine; and

THAT the City of Courtenay request that any Environmental Assessment public consultations be held in at least the following communities: Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland, Fanny Bay, Denman Island, Union Bay, and Royston.

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