Canada’s Kameron Collieries is facing strong pushback from fishermen on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island over plans to construct a marine facility in Morien Bay to barge coal from its Donkin underground coal mine to ocean-going vessels docked several miles offshore.

Kameron, a subsidiary of U.S.-owned Cline Group, recently began exporting an undisclosed amount of Donkin coal through Provincial Energy Ventures’ bulk terminal in Sydney, Nova Scotia, more than an hour’s drive from the mine, to Rotterdam in the Netherlands, according to terminal officials. Kameron officials, who were not available for comment, have talked with the Nova Scotia provincial government about building the company’s own barging facility, a move that could save the company on transportation costs. Currently, Kameron trucks coal from Donkin to Sydney harbor for shipping.
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