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Grassy Mountain Coal Project

Southwest Alberta, approximately 7 kilometres north of Blairmore (Alberta)

Reference number: 80101
Federal Responsible Authority: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Proponent: Benga Mining Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Riversdale Resources Limited
Environmental Assessment Commenced: 2015-05-14
Environmental Assessment Type: Environmental Assessment by Review Panel
Status: Environmental assessment in progress

Latest Update

The Joint Review Panel has considered all submissions received during the public comment period held from November 5, 2018 to January 21, 2019 on the sufficiency and technical merit of the EIA and related information from the proponent available on the public registry. The Joint Review Panel has determined that additional information is required before proceeding to a hearing.

About the Proposal

Benga Mining Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Riversdale Resources Limited, is proposing to construct and operate an open-pit metallurgical coal mine near the Crowsnest Pass, approximately seven kilometres north of the community of Blairmore, in southwest Alberta. As proposed, the production capacity of the project would be a maximum of four million tonnes of clean coal per year, over a mine-life of about 25 years.


  • For Public Participation (8)
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  • News Releases (7)
    Contains all news releases related to this environmental assessment process.
  • Comments Received/Responses (133)
    Contains comments received related to the environmental assessment process and, when applicable, responses to those comments.
  • Hearing Documents (1)
    Contains all documents related to the public hearing process.
  • Panel Records (39)
    Contains all documents produced by the review panel or its secretariat, except those produced during the public hearing.
  • Additional Information (46)
    Contains additional records related to the project and the environmental assessment process.
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Grassy Mountain Coal Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor
Place Bell Canada
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3
Telephone: 613-957-0700 or 1-866-582-1884
Fax: 613-957-0941

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