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Attachment Rob Miller

2021-11-27 18:22
  • Reference Number 58
  • Commented During Project Phase: Planning
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on a Summary of the Initial Project Description
  • Tent Mountain Mine Redevelopment
  • I'm writing to oppose the Tent Mountain Mine Redevelopment Project. I have many concerns over this project including the very basic concern that Canada should not be reopening an open pit coal mine with an expected 21 year life time when we are in the midst of a climate emergency and have committed to net zero emissions by 2050. This mine is not in the interest of achieving our commitment to Net Zero. But there are many other problems with open pit coal mining. 1. Carbon Emissions - the project description estimates 100,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually, or 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 over the operating life of the project. This doesn't include the much greater emissions from burning the 1.8 million tonnes of raw coal extract annualy. According to the US Energy Information Administration complete combustion of 1.8 million tonnes of coal can produce 5 million tonnes of CO2 annualy. 2. Water Quality - there is sufficent evidence of selenium contamination and ...
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  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Article Air Pollution Emissions 2008–2018 from Australian Coal Mining: Implications for Public and Occupational Health Michael Hendryx 1,*, Mohammad Saidul Islam 2 , Guang-Hui Dong 3 and Gunther Paul 4 1 Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA 2 School of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, NSW 2007, Australia; MohammadSaidul.Islam@uts.edu.au 3 Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China; Donggh5@mail.sysu.edu.cn 4 Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD 4810, Australia; Gunther.paul@jcu.edu.au * Correspondence: hendryx@indiana.edu; Tel.: +1-812-856-8875 Received: 26 January 2020; Accepted: 26 ...

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Attachment Ashley Van Brabant

2021-11-27 14:47
  • Reference Number 54
  • Commented During Project Phase: Planning
  • Commented On Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on a Summary of the Initial Project Description
  • Risks Outweigh Benefits
  • This project is not in the cumulative benefit for Albertans. The potential boost to the economy is limited as the coal royalties in AB are low when compared to other provinces and countries. Which in my opinion is the only reason this project is considered financially viable. Furthermore, the potential effects listed in the Initial Project Description do not take into account the negative socio-economic impacts of the project. For example, the jobs and industries that will be negatively affected by the operation of the mine such as tourism and agriculture (which is affected by water usage).  One of the benefits listed is healthcare infrastructure however what the Initial Project Description fails to address is the impact of air pollution (dust) on the health of workers and local residents likely to result in an increased need for healthcare infrastructure. Resulting in a net neutral or negative situation dissolving any actual perceived benefit of healthcare ...

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Attachment University of Waterloo Environmental Assessment Review Society submitted by Simon Popescu

2021-08-20 12:38
  • Reference Number 44
  • UW EARS - Comment on the Tent Mountain Redevelopment Project
  • Introduction The University of Waterloo’s Environmental Assessment Review Society has completed its evaluation of the Tent Mountain Mine Redevelopment Project (#81436) proposed by Montem Resources. It is our opinion that the project proposal should be rejected by the Minister for its likely and significant biophysical and socio-economic impacts as well as the project’s inconsistencies with Federal climate change policies.   Biophysical Effects As a coal mine, there are some typical biophysical effects we can expect from the project which are amplified by its local and regional context. Selenium is a common contaminant generated from coal mine outflows due to its ...
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  • Comment on the Proposed Tent Mountain Mine Redevelopment Project University of Waterloo Environmental Assessment Review Society (UW EARS) August 19, 2021 Introduction The University of Waterloo’s Environmental Assessment Review Society has completed its evaluation of the Tent Mountain Mine Redevelopment Project (#81436) proposed by Montem Resources. It is our opinion that the project proposal should be rejected by the Minister for its likely and significant biophysical and socio-economic impacts as well as the project’s inconsistencies with Federal climate change policies. Biophysical Effects As a coal mine, there are some typical biophysical effects we can expect from the project which are amplified by its local and regional context. Selenium is a common contaminant generated from coal mine outflows due to its presence in coal strata which can be toxic to aquatic ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Blood Tribe/Kainai and Siksika Nation

2021-05-13 0:00
  • Reference Number 30
  • Supplemental Information for designation request for Montem Resource's Tent Mountain Project
  • Please see the attached submission.
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  • TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM Review of Tent Mountain Terms of Reference and Issues of Federal Jurisdiction on behalf of Kainai and Siksika Nations Prepared By: Firelight Research Inc. (Susan Leech, MSc, RPBio; Rachel Ford, MSc) Submitted To: Kainai (Blood Tribe) and Siksika Nation Date: April 5 2021 1.�Overview Montem Resources Alberta Operations Ltd (Montem) has recently submitted information to the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) for an assessment regarding the resumption of coal mining activities on their Tent Mountain property (Tent Mountain Project or the Project). The proposed coal mine was operational from 1948 to 1983, at which point activities moved into care and maintenance. Montem currently holds an Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act approval for monitoring and closure operations at the minesite and does not hold any active mining licenses. In January 2021, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) determined that the resumption of activities on the ...
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  • #426455v2 April 12, 2021 VIA EMAIL (greg.bosse@canada.ca) (iaac.pnr-rpn.aeic@canada.ca) Greg Bosse Project Manager Prairie and Northern Region Impact Assessment Agency of Canada / Government of Canada Dear Mr. Bosse: Re: Supplemental information for designation request for Montem Resource’s Tent Mountain Project We are legal counsel to Blood Tribe/Kainai (“Kainai”) and Siksika Nation (“Siksika”) with regard to Montem Resource’s Tent Mountain Project (the “Project”). We write further to the letters from Chief Roy Fox and Chief Ouray Crowfoot dated March 2, 2021 requesting the designation of the Project for federal impact assessment, and in response to the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada’s correspondence dated March 10, 2021, requesting additional information related to the request, if available. Kainai and Siksika commissioned a review of the proposed Terms of Reference and Project Summary provided by Montem ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Environment and Climate Change Canada

2021-05-12 0:00
  • Reference Number 34
  • Tent Mountain
  • Please see the attached submission.
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  • ATTACHMENT Amended Federal Authority Advice Record: Designation Request under IAA (May 12, 2021) Response due by March 30, 2021 Tent Mountain Mine Redevelopment Project Department/Agency Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) Lead Contact Gillian Brown, Senior Environmental Assessment Officer Full Address 9250 49 St.NW, Edmonton, AB, T6B 1K5 Email gillian.brown@canada.ca Telephone Alternate Departmental Contact Jody Small ec.rpn-see-eapnr-s.ec@canada.ca 1. Has your department or agency considered whether it has an interest in the Project; exercised a power or performed a duty or function under any Act of Parliament in relation to the Project; or taken any course of action (including provision of financial as sistance) that would allow the Project to proceed in whole or in part? Specify as appropriate. ECCC has not exercised a power or performed a duty or function under any Act of Parliament in relation to the Tent Mountain Mine ...
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  • May 12, 2021 Via email: Greg.Bosse@canada.ca Greg Bosse Impact Assessment Agency of Canada 1145-9700 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB T5J 4C3 Dear Greg Bosse: Re: Amendment to Designation Request response for proposed mining activities of the Tent Mountain Mine Redevelopment Project under the Impact Assessment Act Please find attached an updated FAAR, which we are providing in response to additional information provided by the proponent, and to correct two errors that appeared in the department’s March 30 FAAR. This May 12, 2021 FAAR replaces the March 30 version and is the version to be referred to going forward. The edits made reflect the following: -Removal of reference to Castle Project and replacement with Tent Mountain Mine Redevelopment Project in the first paragraph of Question 1. -Adjustments to the water quality and quantity expertise available from the department in Question 4. -Addition of ECCC comments related to water ...

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