Sukunka Coal Mine Project

Glencore is proposing to construct and operate an open-pit metallurgical coal mine located approximately 55 kilometres south of Chetwynd and 40 kilometres west of Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia. As proposed, the Sukunka Coal Mine Project would produce 3 million tonnes of hard coking coal per year for export to overseas markets. The mine life of the project is expected to exceed 20 years.

Please note that the proponent was formerly known as Xstrata Coal Canada.

Latest update

December 21, 2022 — The Minister of Environment and Climate Change issued the Environmental Assessment Decision Statement to the proponent.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
18 News Release: Government of Canada Releases Final Decision on the Sukunka Coal Mine Project - December 21, 2022
17 Minister's Environmental Assessment Decision Statement PDF (720 KB) December 21, 2022
16 Executive Summary of the Environmental Assessment Report PDF (222 KB) September 15, 2022
15 Assessment Report PDF (49 MB) September 15, 2022
11 Substitution Decision - April 15, 2013
10 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment - April 15, 2013
5 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - March 7, 2013
4 Summary of the Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (1.8 MB) January 21, 2013


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  • Location

    • Northeast British Columbia (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment by substitution under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number


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