Raven Coal Mine’s Port Proposal for Alberni Valley

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At a recent event co-sponsored by The Common Sense Canadian, Coal Free Alberni’s Stacey Gaiga discussed the proposed coal port in her community, designed to export coal mined on the other side of Vancouver Island to Asia. If proponent Compliance Energy has its way, it will build the underground Raven Coal Mine near Fanny Bay and truck 100 loads of coal every day across the Island to Port Alberni – jeopardizing communities and ecologies along the trucking route, in Port Alberni, and in the Somass River estuary (a key salmon river) and other waterways en route to Asia.

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About Damien Gillis

Damien Gillis is a Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker with a focus on environmental and social justice issues - especially relating to water, energy, and saving Canada's wild salmon - working with many environmental organizations in BC and around the world. He is the co-founder, along with Rafe Mair, of The Common Sense Canadian, and a board member of both the BC Environmental Network and the Haig-Brown Institute.

4 thoughts on “Raven Coal Mine’s Port Proposal for Alberni Valley

  1. Remember the ‘social justice’ in creating well-paying, meaningful resource jobs, rather than letting people struggle with McJobs. Concerns of the environment with this proposal are overblown, to say the least
    Not everybody should be a barista or a taxi driver, some people want real jobs, that might even pay union dues too. Go figure!

  2. Remember the ‘social justice’ in creating well-paying, meaningful resource jobs, rather than letting people struggle with McJobs. Concerns of the environment with this proposal are overblown, to say the least
    Not everybody should be a barista or a taxi driver, some people want real jobs, that might even pay union dues too. Go figure!

  3. Remember the ‘social justice’ in creating well-paying, meaningful resource jobs, rather than letting people struggle with McJobs. Concerns of the environment with this proposal are overblown, to say the least
    Not everybody should be a barista or a taxi driver, some people want real jobs, that might even pay union dues too. Go figure!

  4. Remember the ‘social justice’ in creating well-paying, meaningful resource jobs, rather than letting people struggle with McJobs. Concerns of the environment with this proposal are overblown, to say the least
    Not everybody should be a barista or a taxi driver, some people want real jobs, that might even pay union dues too. Go figure!

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