WILDERNESS COMMITTEE OPPOSES PROPOSED RAVEN COAL MINE: ‘From Comox Valley to Port Alberni, local citizens are standing up to this destructive project’



The proposed Raven Coal Mine project is currently in the public comment period for the Federal Environment Assessment Agency, and heading 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 Wilderness Committee is looking for people to help spread the word about the project and make sure people submit public comments.

We are looking for people to put up posters in their community, table at events, help call our membership and connect with local groups.

We also have flyers and other materials we can send to you to circulate in your community.

If you are interested in helping out, please contact Tria Donaldson at tria@wildernesscommittee.org

The environmental assessment can be a powerful tool to get together and raise our collective voices as citizens to say “no.”

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.

Together we can beat this destructive project before it starts.

From the Comox Valley to Port Alberni, local citizens are standing up to this destructive project.

Stand up with the people of those communities and say “No” to Raven Coal.


Tria Donaldson

Pacific Coast Campaigner

Wilderness Committee

For more info: please check out: wildernesscommittee.org/coal



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