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General · 20th August 2010
Tria Donaldson
Compliance Energy Corporation has plans to build a dirty coal mine on Vancouver Island. Located in the Comox Valley on the east side of Vancouver Island, the proposed Raven Coal Mine would extract 44 million tonnes of coal over a 20-year period. Coal is the most carbon intensive source of energy on the planet. Once this coal is burned, it will add over 80 million tonnes of climate change causing greenhouse gases into our atmosphere.

In addition to the climate impacts, the mine proposal threatens sensitive salmon habitat, the world famous Fanny Bay shellfish industry, and local air and water quality. Dirty coal has no place in a climate friendly future, and clean air and clean water are more important than a dirty coal mine.

The project is currently in the public comment period for the Federal Environment Assessment Agency, and heading in to the provincial environmental assessment process sometime in the fall. The Environmental Assessment process is how the government determines whether or not a project is environmentally acceptable.

This is where you can help.
The environmental assessment can be a powerful tool to get together and raise our collective voices as citizens to say no. Please submit a public comment today to: http://wildernesscommittee.org /write_wild_raven_coal_mine
before the September 20th deadline.

Over the last few years, projects like Raven Coal have been successfully opposed because people have stood up and made sure their concerns could not be ignored.

This proposed mine provides us with a real opportunity to turn around the runaway climate train. BC is considered a leader in addressing climate change, but for this to be a reality it's up to us to stop new coal mines.

From the Comox Valley to Port Alberni, local citizens are standing up to this destructive project. Around the world, opposition to coal mining and coal burning is growing. Stand up with the people in local communities and activists around the world and say NO to Raven Coal!