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Appeal Board Caves into Company Pressure over Cheviot Hearing

Court Date Set for Company Case against Appeal Board

Sierra Club of Canada

September 24, 2004

In a move that stunned observers and left conservationists shaking their heads, the Alberta Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) announced on Tuesday that it has put off their hearing of Ben Gadd's appeal, which was set for next Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 27-28, in Hinton, Alberta. Gadd is appealing the provincial approvals for the haulroad development, which is the first phase of the new Cheviot open-pit coal mine located adjacent to Jasper National Park. Backed by the parent companies,Fording Canadian Coal Trust and Teck Cominco, Cardinal River Coals (CRC) had filed a court notice the previous week stating that it is taking the EAB to court over its decision last May to hold a hearing on Gadd's appeal. Read more about Appeal Board Caves into Company Pressure over Cheviot Hearing

Recreational Abuse Of Alberta's Wilderness Presented At Conference

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: September 22, 2004

New information on recreational use and abuse in Bighorn Wildland will be presented by Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) at the 2004 Interdisciplinary Research and Management in Mountain Areas Conference
in Banff.

"Degradation of wilderness by recreationists is the result of poor management," says Lara Smandych, AWA Conservation Biologist. "Protection of wilderness values must be made a government priority."

Preliminary results from AWA's Bighorn Wildland Recreational Use and Impact Monitoring Study show that Bighorn Wildland is being subjected to intensive OHV and equestrian use. This recreation has resulted in Read more about Recreational Abuse Of Alberta's Wilderness Presented At Conference

Environmental Direct Action Network: Upcoming Events

Direct Action Training
September 25th & 26th, Saturday & Sunday (staring at 9 am)

Direct action is a dynamic, exciting and powerful form of protest. Tactics range from stickering and market action, to tree blockades and lock downs. Learn the skills that will help you change corporate and government policies now, from experienced, knowledgeable and passionate representatives from the Environmental Direct Action Network, Rainforest Action Network and Forest Ethics. Join us for this two-day workshop on inspiration, learning and empowerment. Read more about Environmental Direct Action Network: Upcoming Events

Clear Cut: The Understory, A Group Show from Passionate Artists (Red Deer and District Museum)

October 2 to November 21, Red Deer and District Museum

This exhibition is a passionate comment on clear cut logging in west Central
Alberta. This group of Alberta artists use their creativity in a variety of
media to express concerns around ecology and the environment. Admission is
free; donations are gratefully accepted. The public is invited to a
Meet-the-Artists Coffee Party on Sunday, October 3 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome. For more information
call (403) 309-8405. Read more about Clear Cut: The Understory, A Group Show from Passionate Artists (Red Deer and District Museum)

Cheviot developers ask for delay in Appeal Board hearing: Conservation groups counter-offer

Media Release

For Immediate Release, Sept.7, 2004

Cardinal River Coals Ltd (CRC) and its parent companies Teck Cominco and Fording Canadian Coal Trust have formally asked for a stay to delay the Alberta Environmental Appeals Board hearing of Ben Gadd's appeal of the haulroad portion of the Cheviot coal mine. Gadd and his lawyer, Jennifer Klimek, have sent a submission to the Board arguing the hearing should proceed as scheduled for Sept. 27-28 in Hinton, Alberta. One of the company's reasons for requesting the stay is that, "the hearing may be used by Mr. Gadd and others to obtain information from CRC that will be detrimental to CRC?s position in respect of the Federal Court Application," referring to the case launched by the conservation coalition. Read more about Cheviot developers ask for delay in Appeal Board hearing: Conservation groups counter-offer

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