Posted on February 15, 2015

Cumberland, B.C., was built on coal — literally.

Built in the 1890s atop one of the richest coalfields in coastal British Columbia, the ground below the village’s downtown is criss-crossed with hundreds of now-flooded mining tunnels.
John SnyderMine opponents began organizing almost as soon as the project was announced

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Posted on February 05, 2015


Compliance Coal Corporation: 29,000 ha. of fee simple coal tenure. Bear Coal Deposit coal tenure - 2,046 ha.  Anderson Lake coal license tenure 1,500 ha. 

Golden River Resources:  11,325 ha. in coal license applications

Skyland Resource: 11,550 ha. in coal license applications

Hillsborough Resources: 2,546 ha. in coal license applications and coal tenures.

Total amount: 57,967 hectares or 580 square kilometres. 

Posted on November 17, 2014


China will likely be the first country to commercialize clean-coal technology, allowing the nation to capitalize on its coal dependence and direct government influence over industry, the CEO of Houston-based Synthesis Energy Systems said Sunday on Platts Energy Week.

Posted on September 13, 2014

As coal-fired plants have vanished from its landscape, renewable energy has taken off in a big way in Ontario, Canada’s most populous province.

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Posted on September 07, 2014


As I listen to yet more Port Metro Vancouver and the provincial Liberal's propaganda about the need for expanding the Gateway Pacific, the more disgusted I get.

One of the biggest lies coming from Christy Clark's government is the need to remove and replace the Massey tunnel.

Their plan to put up a 10 lane bridge for the sole purpose of relieving traffic congestion is not supported by Metro Vancouver or even Delta residents.  No one has seen the plans or what the bridge will really cost.

Posted on August 20, 2014

There may be a light at the end of the long dark tunnel: It appears China's coal boom is over.

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Posted on August 11, 2014

Coalwatch Sounds Alarm Over New Player in Vancouver Island Coal Rush

Posted on June 11, 2014

CoalWatch News, June 10, 2014

In January of 2014, the Ministry of Energy and Mines awarded coal tenure to Hillsborough Resources for 2287 hectares in two claims on Woodhus Creek and the Oyster River. This was despite a request from the Comox Valley Regional District that the tenures not be approved. The claims are immediately to the southeast of Hillsborough's Quinsam Mine.

Posted on May 15, 2014

Voters Taking Action on Climate Change issues notice of legal challenge of Texada Island coal export permit approval
-- challenge will argue use of Mines Act to issue coal port permit illegal, process unfair

Posted on April 17, 2014

 -- coal contamination on beach confirmed by citizen lab test, suggests terminal violating existing export permit


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