VANCOUVER ISLAND RESIDENTS SIGN THIS PETITION ONLY PLEASE.
If you have already signed the No Rail No Coal petition in person, you do not need to sign this online version.
Raven Coal wants to mine 1.1 million tonnes of coal per year for 16 years and send it all to Port Alberni (or Duke Point, Campbell River, or Gold River) by 60 tonne truck. This petition says that that transportation scenario is not realistic. It must go by rail.
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PETITION REGARDING TRANSPORTATION OF COAL FROM RAVEN COAL MINE
We, the Undersigned, believe coal from the proposed Raven Coal Mine must be transported by no other means than railroad to its point of export.
We, the Undersigned, encourage consultations to be held between the Compliance Energy Corporation (the Proponent), the Island Corridor Foundation, Southern Rail of Vancouver Island, the Government of BC and other affected parties to rehabilitate and exclusively use the Island Railway to transport coal from the mine production facility to its point of export.
We, the Undersigned, require the Proponent submit a modified Project Description to the BC EAO specifying rail as the sole transportation method for the project.
We, the Undersigned, call on the BC and Federal Environmental Assessment Offices to consider this project unacceptable if exported product is moved by truck due to increased highway congestion, public safety concerns, CO2 and smog emissions, and cost to taxpayers for maintenance of provincial and municipal roadways and to consider the extended environmental, social and economic benefits a revitalized Island Railway would bring to residents and businesses on Vancouver Island.