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Raven mine review committee members

Alberni Valley Times, February 4, 2015

Note: In November 2014, Port Alberni residents, Maggie Paquet and Jane Armstrong argued that the Port Alberni council should establish an ad hoc committee to be made up of volunteer experts to advise city council and city manager Ken Watson during the 30-day screening of the application for an environmental assessment of the proposed Raven Underground Coal Project.

Council agreed, and this news item lists the members of that ad hoc committee.

See City needs to step up over coal port: delegation, for more background.

Otto Langer, fisheries habitat biologist, over 30 years with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, wrote many of the habitat regulations of the Fisheries Act; has done research on effects of coal dust on fish (salmon).

Dr. Art Martell, PhD Zoology, former director Canadian Wildlife Service B.C.-Yukon region; former director-general of Environment Canada B.C.-Yukon; expert in birds and the Important Bird Areas system; experienced in environmental assessment processes.

Mike Lewis, socio-economic impacts for Port Alberni, Canadian Centre for Community Renewal; community economic development and community reslience.

Jane Armstrong and Maggie Paquet, local residents and representatives of the community-at-large.

City Of Port Alberni

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