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

January 22, 2019 - The public comment period related to the Environmental Impact Statement is closed. The Joint Review Panel is considering comments received and determining whether the information submitted by the proponent is sufficient to proceed to the public 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.


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  • News Releases (7)
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  • Comments Received/Responses (115)
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  • Panel Records (19)
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For questions or information, please contact:

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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