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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

Global glut keeps B.C. coal industry in check

Bruce Constantineau, Vancouver Sun, August 18 2015

Analysts see modest recovery ahead, with India as prime market

VANCOUVER — There is good news and bad news for B.C.’s beleaguered coal industry.

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."

John Snyder presents gift of appreciation to Dr. Gilles Wendling

CoalWatch News, July 10 2015

CoalWatch President John Snyder presents Dr. Gilles Wendling with a gift of appreciation for his efforts on the Raven Coal Mine issue.

The Letter of Appreciation to Dr. Wendling said:

As a token of our appreciation, CoalWatch Comox Valley Society would like to present to Dr. Gilles Wendling the limited edition print “Stillness” by artist Andy Everson.

Over the past 6 years, Dr. Wendling’s extraordinary expertise and “above and beyond the call of duty” contributions have made a significant difference in the battle against the proposed Raven Coal
Mine Project near Fanny Bay, BC.

In part, because of Dr. Wendling’s efforts, the proposed Raven Coal Mine Project has thus far been thwarted, and the project will continue to face widespread opposition.

Presented by John Snyder, President, on behalf of the Board Members of the CoalWatch Comox Valley Society.

Obama Takes a Crucial Step on Climate Change

Richard L. Revesz & Jack Lienkeaug, NY Times, Aug 3 2015

President Obama’s Clean Power Plan has rightly been hailed as the most important action any president has taken to address the climate crisis.

The new rule requires the nation’s power plants to cut their carbon dioxide emissions to 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.

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.

Compliance Energy Share Consolidation

News Release, Compliance Energy, July 30 2015

Vancouver, Canada, July 30, 2015 - Compliance Energy Corporation (the “Company). announces that its share capital will be consolidated on the basis of one (1) new common share without par value for every ten (10) existing common shares without par value (the “Share Consolidation”) effective at the opening of the market on July 31, 2015. There are presently 78,139,283 common shares without par value issued and outstanding and following the share consolidation, there will be 7,813,928 common shares without par value issued and outstanding.

Compliance Energy Proposes Share Consolidation

News Release, Compliance Energy Corp., July 16 2015

VANCOUVER, July 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Compliance Energy Corporation ("Compliance" or the "Corporation") announces a proposed consolidation of its share capital on the basis of one (1) new common share without par value for every ten (10) existing common shares without par value (the "Share Consolidation"), so that the issued and outstanding common shares of the Corporation are altered from [78,139,283] common shares without par value to approximately [7,813,928] common shares without par value, subject to adjustment for any further share issuances made by the Corporation prior to the Share Consolidation being made effective.

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

Q Coal suspends operations

J.R. Rardon, Campbell River Mirror, Jun 2, 2015

The Quinsam Coal Mine will suspend all coal mining activity for an eight-week period beginning July 1, the company announced Tuesday morning.

The suspension results from high inventory levels created by ongoing weak demand and depressed pricing for thermal coal.

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.

Teck to temporarily shut down production at Canadian operations

Reuters, Globe and Mail, May 28 2015

Teck Resources Ltd. said on Thursday it will implement temporary shutdowns at its six Canadian steel making coal operations for about three weeks in the third quarter, to align production and inventory with changing coal market conditions.

Provincial mine staff to inspect Myra Falls operation

Carla Wilson, Times Colonist, May 13, 2015

B.C. Ministry of Mines technical experts are heading to the Myra Falls mine near Campbell River this month to scrutinize plans to make sure the tailings storage facility won’t be breached in rainy season.

Andrew Weaver, MLA, on coal mining in British Columbia

Andrew Weaver talks with host Gregor Craigie,
CBC's On the Island, May 8 2015

CBC: "We ask why green party MLA Andrew Weaver wrote a blog post in favour of BC coal mines.'

About 2:15 into the podcast ...

Coal investments are increasingly risky, say Bank of America

Karl Mathiesen, Guardian, May 7 2015

Bank will continue to cut its exposure to troubled coal sector and increase lending to renewables, but remains one of world’s biggest backers of coal mining

Goodwin's Way

Goodwin's Way Trailer

The upcoming film Goodwin’s Way documents a BC town's resistance to a coal-powered future 100 years after the killing of controversial local labour activist Ginger Goodwin.

Posted by Goodwin's Way on Tuesday, May 5, 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.

Compliance Energy releases its 2014 Annual Report

CoalWatch News, April 30 2015

Compliance Energy Corp. has released its 2014 Audited Financial Statements and the Management Discussion & Analysis (MD&A)

As expected, the auditors included an "Emphasis of Matter" in its letter to shareholders indicating "significant doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern."

Exploration permit granted for Hillsborough Resources' Quinsam South claims

CoalWatch News, April 30 2015

On April 14, 2015, Hillsborough Resources was granted an exploration permit for its "Quinsam South" coal claims. This permit allows the company to explore for coal for up to five years in its two claims (#418447, #418448) immediately southeast of Hillsborough's Quinsam Mine.

More Headwinds for Coal Exports

Clark Williams-Derry, Sightlines, April 23 2015

It’s been a fast and furious few months on the Northwest coal export front—and almost all of the news has been bad for the coal industry’s hopes to ship coal from the Northwest US to Asia:

Greenhills mine explosion near Elkford, B.C. sends 3 to hospital

CBC News, April 5 2015

An explosion at an open pit coal mine in southeastern B.C. has sent three people to local hospitals with second- and third-degree burns.

Mining promoters in city 'far back from frontlines'

Stacey Gaiga, Alberni Valley Times, March 30 2015

Port Alberni - If it's the same Pamela Gardner I think it is, then her letter advocating mineral exploration in BC is precarious [Times, March 25]. She's known for writing letters with questionable motives.

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