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Hearing expected this fall on proposed coal mine in Crowsnest Pass

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A public hearing on the proposed Grassy Mountain Coal Project will go ahead later this year.

Benga Mining Limited wants to build and operate an open-pit coal mine near the Crowsnest Pass, about seven kilometres north of Blairmore.

Production capacity would be, at maximum, 4.5 million tonnes of clean coal per year over a life-span of about 25 years.

It was first proposed back in May 2015.

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On Monday (June 29), the Joint Review Panel issued a notice of hearing which is expected to begin in October.

The Panel says it’s considering all reasonable options to ensure the hearing is accessible to all participants while following COVID-19 related health measures.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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