Hillsborough Resources Ltd. wants to build a coal mine 44 kilometres north of Tumbler Ridge, that would produce 1 to 1.5 million tonnes of thermal coal a year, for an expected 10 to 14 years.
Written comments on the project and its potential effects on the environment can be submitted to:
Echo Hill Coal Mine Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
410-701 Georgia Street West
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1C6
Comments must be submitted by February 28, 2013.
If the CEAA determines that a federal environmental assessment is needed, the public will have three more opportunities to comment.
For more information on the proposed coal mine, click here.