Coal Watch Comox Valley concerned citizens rally to stop Raven Underground Coal Project near Fanny Bay

A new proposed underground coal project in the Tsable River watershed near Fanny Bay in the Comox Valley Regional District has galvanized a group of concerned citizens to rally and organize themselves against it.

The Raven Underground Coal Project, planned by Compliance Coal Corporation with Japanese and Korean partners, is still in the early planning stages, but has already upset members of Coal Watch Comox Valley (CWCV).

CWCV held a public information rally meeting at the Florence Filberg Hall on February 11, according to an article at ECOBC, the B. C. Environmental Network website.

Fanny Bay is ‘home of the world famous Fanny Bay oysters,’ according to the  ECOBC article, and citizen activists in CWCV are concerned about increased toxic emissions from the minesite which would aggravate atmospheric pollution, and other adverse environmental impacts which are likely to endanger native wildlife in the area, including the sensitive marine ecology which nourishes the oysters.

Other info on this emerging BC Liberal-sponsored scandal is found at the ECOBC website and the Watershed Sentinel website’s Hotspots, found in the CCC BLOGROLL to the right.

[A link to the ECOBC article is also found in the Comments section below.]

– Gregory Hartnell, Editor

Concerned Citizens’ Coalition

 

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