NWI study  paints blesk picture of BC EAO process

A new report from Smithers-based Northwest Institute (NWI) has come down hard on the provincial environmental assessment office’s processes for reviewing proposals, particularly as it related to Taseko Mines’ Prosperity project. NWI commissioned the report, written by...
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Round up of Propserity EA process and reaction

Updates on Taseko’s Prosperity Mine project, including a report on the Environmental Assessment Office’s approval of the project, a story about AFN support for Tsilhqot’in resistance to the mine, and because your blood pressure’s not high enough, John Cummins. First, the...
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NWI  audit vompsres federal and BC EA processes

A report released Wednesday comparing the provincial and federal environmental reviews of a controversial gold mine has found B.C. regulators wanting. Commissioned by the Northwest Institute for Bioregional Research, the report asks why Taseko Mines Ltd.’s Prosperity gold...
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NDP slams BC government on environmental assessment

As Premier Christy Clark hosts Canada’s premiers in Vancouver, New Democrats are challenging her to clarify the Liberals’ support for the Enbridge pipeline after B.C. signed on to a national energy plan that lays the groundwork for the pipeline to push ahead. At the...
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Taku River Tlingit-BC Land Use Planning/G2G agreement

The Nisga’a Nation is embracing an historic opportunity to actively participate in B.C.’s liquefied natural gas sector by signing an agreement that will guarantee the Nation benefits from development of the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Pipeline (PRGT) project on Nisga’a Lands...
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AFN Chiefs  denounce Prosperity mine rebid

The Tsilhqot’in National Government today welcomed the unanimous decision by the Assembly of First Nations’ Chiefs-in-Assembly in Moncton to help the Nation defend its lands against a bid to revive one of the worst mining proposals in BC history. “This is as...
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BC’s AG Slams Environmental Assessment Office

B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office is failing to do an adequate job monitoring compliance at mines, power plants, big tourist resorts and other major projects, the province’s auditor general says. The EAO, as it’s known, reviews proposals which can determine...
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