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
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Beyond Boarding, theTyee.ca, 08 May 2015
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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 ...
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
John Snyder in ClayoquotAction.org, 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.
CoalWatch News, April 30 2015
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."
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.
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:
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.
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.