Canada blocks proposed Rocky Mountain coal mine on environmental grounds

7/8/2021 12:55:00 AM

Canada blocks proposed Rocky Mountain coal mine on environmental grounds

Canada blocks proposed Rocky Mountain coal mine on environmental grounds

OTTAWA : Canada on Friday formally blocked a proposal to build a steelmaking coal mine in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, citing what it said would be the significant environmental damage.The decision did not come as a surprise since energy regulators last month said the Grassy Mountain project, proposed

OTTAWA : Canada on Friday formally blocked a proposal to build a steelmaking coal mine in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, citing what it said would be the significant environmental damage.The decision did not come as a surprise since energy regulators last month said the Grassy Mountain project, proposed by a unit of Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart's Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd, would not be in the public interest.

Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, responsible for taking the final decision, said the project would harm surface water quality and threaten endangered animal and tree species."The Government of Canada has determined those effects are not justified in the circumstances and therefore, the project cannot proceed," he said in a statement.

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The decision did not come as a surprise since energy regulators last month said the Grassy Mountain project, proposed by a unit of Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart's Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd, would not be in the public interest. Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, responsible for taking the final decision, said the project would harm surface water quality and threaten endangered animal and tree species. "I honestly cannot believe what just happened for the last 40 days. "The Government of Canada has determined those effects are not justified in the circumstances and therefore, the project cannot proceed," he said in a statement. Related:. Hancock's Riversdale Resources Ltd unit said that at its peak, the proposed CUS$800 million (US$638 million) project would produce 4. "It's such a special group, we fought through the whole tournament, we fought tonight, and managed to find a way to win.5 million tonnes of steelmaking coal a year, generate CUS$1.5 billion investment - which will go toward building three ore production lines - would boost average annual copper output at the mine by 200,000 tonnes and increase cobalt output by 17,000 tonnes.

7 billion in taxes and royalties over the 23-year mine life, and employ 400 people. "Honestly, that's something I felt in the past, but not with this group. Last month Benga Mining Ltd, which is owned by Riversdale Resources, said it would launch an appeal against the earlier rejection by the energy regulator. (US$1=1. "In every game that's different, I don't have to play out of my skin for us to win.2546 Canadian dollars) (Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Marguerita Choy) Source: Reuters .