Murrary River Coal Project undergoing federal environmental assessment

The proposal includes the construction, operation and decommissioning of an underground coal mine, as well as accompanying infrastructure like a 5.8 kilometre rail load-out. It would produce six million tonnes of metallurgical coal per year for an estimated 31 years.

Draft Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines have been drawn up and are available for public viewing online, as well as at public libraries in Dawson Creek, Tumbler Ridge and Chetwynd. The document identifies the potential environmental effects to be taken into consideration and the information and analysis that need to be included in the proponent’s EIS.

Comments on this stage of the EA must be submitted by June 30, 2013 to:

Murray River Coal Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
410-701 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1C6
Telephone: 604-666-2431
Fax: 604-666-6990
MurrayRiver@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

There will be two more opportunities after this one for the public to comment on this project.

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