3 IMPORTANT ACTIONS re the RAVEN PROJECT
… FORWARD YOUR OWN LETTER TO THE BC EAO (if you haven’t already)
… INVITE FAMILY MEMBERS, FRIENDS, AND COLLEAGUES, living in other parts of Canada and world wide, TO SEND IN LETTERS
… HOLD A “WRITE IN”. Invite nearby friends, neighbours, family members over for coffee or a brew and write letters together. That way your letter becomes 4 or 5. Some folks just find it hard to get started. To assist them, have several hard copies of the points the CoalWatch Technical Advisory Team has developed, on hand, regarding the deficiencies of the draft application information requirements. The letters could be sent immediately from your computer (in which case, be sure to include senders' names, addresses, phone numbers if it’s not going from their own computers), or have envelopes, stamps and addresses there ready to send by snail mail. Couples can send separate letters. **
**The ‘write in” idea was shared with me by a seasoned Campbell River coal mine critic highly disillusioned with the EA process, the followup monitoring, and the impacts of the Quinsam Mine.
CoalWatch’s Technical Advisory Group – List of Deficiencies: http://www.coalwatch.ca/sites/default/files/Info-for-commenting-on-the-Raven-DraftAIR-29May2011.pdf
Please consider including the following 3 points in your submission:
- Call for a joint federal/provincial independent expert Panel Review with full public hearings enabling the public to have experts present their views and also to hear the views of the Governments’ and the proponent’s experts.
- Call for comprehensive aquifer mapping and modeling of the full Raven tenure including interaction between ground and surface waters and their relationship to Baynes Sound.
- Call for inclusion of the Bear Project within the list of future activities whose cumulative effects on transportation, water, accumulation of waste materials in the watersheds flowing into Baynes Sound, and other values must be assessed.
To read submissions other individuals and organizations have made: http://www.eao.gov.bc.ca/pcp/comments/Raven_Coal_Mine_comments.html
Note: You can make as many written submissions as you wish by the deadline date of June 27, 2011.
Send submission(s) to:
Online: www.eao.gov.bc.ca Click on Comment Form - Raven Underground Coal
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 250 356 6448
Canada Post: (postmarked by June 27)
Rachel Shaw, Environmental Assessment Office
PO Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt Victoria BC V8W 9V1For more information … www.coalwatch.ca