And while we were all busy watching the 2013 BC Election.. 18 new Coal mine proposals popped up on Vancouver island
Damien Gillis has a shocking new story posted at the Common Sense Canadian that is a must read. The impact on the watersheds and other industry in the Comox Valley could potentially be greatly impacted.
A must read, and a must share : http://thecanadian.org/item/2211-appalachia-north?-18-new-coal-mine-proposals-for-comox-valley
“The Comox Valley citizens’ group that recently sent a proposed coal mine application back to the drawing board has discovered a staggering 18 new coal mine applications throughout the same central Vancouver Island region.
The discovery comes on the heels of a broad-based public campaign, driven by Coalwatch Comox Valley, which successfully blocked the proposed Raven Coal Mine through its environmental assessment. The organization managed to drive thousands of people to public hearings opposing the project, which threatened the local shellfish economy, one of the region’s biggest employers.
This new batch of applications was filed with the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas by Feisa Resources Canada and Golden River Resources Inc. during a two-week period from May 10 to May 24, 2013. “
READ the rest of this post, and see the map of the locations proposed at http://thecanadian.org/item/2211-appalachia-north?-18-new-coal-mine-proposals-for-comox-valley
( can’t help wondering what MLA Don McRae has to say about all of this… ) The Comox Valley Echo has more as well http://www.canada.com/companies+join+coal+rush+Comox+Valley/8694486/story.html
One name that popped out for me is Feisa Resources Canada, out of Calgary, because it immediately brought to mind a company that came up in another story I was investigating recently http://www.feisa-sh.com/en/about.asp FEISA = Far East International Shipping Agency.
Queries to Shanghai FEISA were not returned by the time of this posting.
It’s also interesting how these applications also began coming forward in a rush on May 10th, mere days before the Liberals won yet another election in BC.
It makes me wonder… do resource companies conduct their own polling at election time… or would a political party share their polling with them?