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Proposed coal project in Crowsnest Pass slated for public hearing in October

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A public hearing on the proposed Grassy Mountain Coal Project will go ahead next month.

Benga Mining Limited wants to build and operate an open-pit coal mine near the Crowsnest Pass, about 7 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 Wednesday (Sept. 9) the Joint Review Panel issued a notice of scheduling for the hearing which is expected to begin on October 27th.

It’ll be held online using Zoom and will be open to the public via live streaming on YouTube.

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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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