Friends of Morice-Bulkley

Telkwa Coal

June 18, 2018

We have concerns about the potential impacts that Allegiance Coal’s proposed Telkwa Coal mine would have on the Morice-Bulkley River system. Telkwa Coal is a proposed metallurgical coal mine. The project has not yet submitted an application to the BC Environmental Assessment Office but we have been participating in engagements to date and are monitoring their progress as they expect to seek approval in 2018.

You may recall that the previous owners of Telkwa Coal decided to not proceed with the mine in 2000. It is now under the ownership of Australian company, Allegiance Coal, who have been actively pursuing development of the mine since 2016. For a history of the mine proposal, please see the chronology below.

 

RESOURCES

Chronology of the Telkwa Coal Mine | Summer 2017

Read this timeline to understand the history of Telkwa Coal dating back to the early 1900's.

Allegiance Coal Investor Presentation | October 2017

This document provides an overview of Allegiance Coal's plans for development including mine location, timeline, and their estimated volume of reserves.

A Handbook and Guide For Community Consultation | March 2018

Allegiance Coal Ltd. has recently completed a series of “public” consultation engagements, plus media coverage from 2016 to 2017, that represent an intention to begin mining operations at the Telkwa Coal mine area. This text is intended to provide local and regional residents with some factual information, hazard identification and risk assessment regarding the ‘known’ and potential mine development and coal processing facilities at the Telkwa coalfields location.