TONY PEARSE – The Naked Truth about the EA Process

The recent decision by the federal government to kill the proposed Prosperity mine project calls into question (once again) the integrity of the B.C. environmental assessment process. How can it be that one project proceeds through two separate assessment processes with such...
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Comments on decision by human rights group

The B.C. Court of Appeal has ruled a Vancouver Island First Nation has the right to conduct commercial fisheries. The 10-year legal fight over fish and shellfish fisheries wound its way to the Supreme Court of Canada before the final word came Wednesday from the appeal court. The...
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Environmental Law – why Prosperity proposal can’t be submitted

On November 2nd, Jim Prentice, then the Minister of Environment, refused to issue an environmental assessment certificate to Taseko Mines Ltd. to allow the company to build its controversial Prosperity Mine. The project would have destroyed Teztan Biny/Fish Lake, as well as a...
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No Prosperity Mine in British Columbia

If you live in British Columbia, Canada, you probably know about the Federal Government’s refusal to allow Taseko’s Prosperity Mine to proceed. The reason: the mine would impact fish as a result ofthe use of Fish Lake for the mine tailings. The British Columbia provincial...
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Ottawa rejects contentious B.C. mine proposal

The federal government has opted to pass on a proposal to build a mine in a pristine part of the British Columbia Interior, citing “overwhelming” evidence that the project would cause significant environmental damage. Ottawa rejected plans for the Prosperity Gold and...
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Ottawa vetoes controversial Prosperity mine project in B.C.

In a province that trades on its natural beauty, it came down to the business-friendly government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper to save a postcard-perfect lake. Federal Environment Minister Jim Prentice announced Tuesday that the proposed Prosperity mine near Williams Lake in...
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SCHEDULE 2 FIGHT CONTININES

The Council of Canadians is celebrating the federal government decision to reject the Prosperity mine project. The Environment Canada news release states that “the Prosperity mine project as proposed, near Williams Lake, cannot be granted federal authorizations to proceed...
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DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION PRAISES RIGHT DECISION

The David Suzuki Foundation applauds the Government of Canada for its decision to reject a proposal by Taseko Mines Limited to build a gold-and-copper mine at Teztan Biny (Fish Lake), in south-central B.C. Federal Environment Minister Jim Prentice said today that the project...
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TAHLTAN APPLAUDDECISION

The Tahltan Central Council applauds today’s Federal government decision to deny the environmental permit for Taseko’s Prosperity Mine project. Earlier today, the government of Canada announced that the proposed project, near Williams Lake, would not be granted federal...
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NATIONAL CHIEF WELCOMES FEDERAL DECISON

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo and AFN British Columbia Regional Chief Jody Wilson-Raybould welcome the federal decision to not proceed with the Prosperity Mining Project at Tetzan Biny (Fish Lake) in BC. “I congratulate the federal...
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Government of Canada Announces Decisions on Mount Milligan and Prosperity Gold-Copper Mines

OTTAWA, Ont. — November 2, 2010 — The Government of Canada today announced decisions on two gold-copper mine project proposals in British Columbia. The proposal for the Mount Milligan mine, near Prince George, has been granted federal authorizations to proceed....
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BC’s flawed logic to wrongly approve killing Fish Lake

When the British Columbia government gave environmental approval to the controversial Prosperity gold-copper mine in December it used questionable logic, saying the operation was acceptable because the damage would be limited. “There is only one significant adverse effect...
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