Valley Unitarians oppose Raven mine

The Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship is urging the provincial government to refuse the proposed Raven underground coal mine.

The Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship (CVUF) board passed motions at their December board meeting urging the provincial government to refuse the proposed Raven underground coal mine near Fanny Bay.

They also encouraged their fellowship members and friends to express their concerns in writing to elected officials at all levels of government.

“We just can’t support something that is so harmful to the environment,” said Arlene Bell, CVUF’s chair. “The possibility for environmental and social damage is just too great of a risk, and it far outweighs any possible economic benefits.”

The CVUF board passed the motions in response to concerns from the fellowship that the mine contravenes the principles of Unitarians including “respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.”

The Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship is part of a worldwide liberal religious community and a member of the Canadian Unitarian Council. For more information, visit www.cvuf.ca or call 250-890-9262.

— Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship

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