Denman islander worried about effects of proposed coal mine

Dear editor,
I am writing as a property owner for 34+ years in the Comox Valley.
I believe the Raven Coal Mine will negatively affect the Comox Valley region.

Dear editor,I am writing as a property owner for 34+ years in the Comox Valley.I believe the Raven Coal Mine will negatively affect the Comox Valley region with:• Irreversible water pollution;• Disastrous affects upon our aquifer and the herring run;• Extreme harm to the oyster, which constitute a major portion of Canada’s oyster production;• Decreased tourism, which is a mainstay of the local economy.In addition, there will be extremely negative results due to truck traffic — estimated at one semi-truck every 15 minutes round the clock for the 13 to 18 years the mine is open. This increase in traffic will also greatly affect personal safety and roadways.Karen Turner,Denman Island