Taseko Mines, What part of ‘no’ don’t you understand? WEST COAST ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

Last month, the federal government rejected Taseko Mines’proposal to build the controversial New Prosperity Project. For a second time. But Taseko is going to court arguing that the environmental assessment process that resulted in a “No” for the second time was based on an...
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BC First Nations to profit from Imperial Metals’ Huckleberry expansion: MININGWEEKLY.COM

Economic and community development agreements (ECDAs) would enable the Cheslatta Carrier First Nation, the Nee-Tahi-Buhn Band, the Skin Tyee Nation and the Wet’suwet’en First Nation to receive a share of mineral tax revenues collected by the province from the expansion of the...
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Mining matters to us all – MABC President (No FN mention): VANCOUVER SUN

Much has changed since the first B.C. Mining Week more than 25 years ago. B.C. has grown to become one of the leading economies of the Pacific Rim. Vancouver is a thriving, multicultural metropolis and the Canadian gateway to Asia. A province that once relied on fisheries and...
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AFN seeks intervener status in Tsilhqot’in SCOC title case: AFN

(Ottawa, ON) – Following a meeting with Tsilhqot’in Nation leadership May 16, 2013 in Williams Lake BC, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo announces the National AFN Executive will apply to intervene in the Supreme Court of Canada appeal hearing...
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Lib victory relieves miners, but what can they expect? BAYSTREET

If British Columbia’s mining and exploration sector needed a massive jolt of reassuring news, they got it May 14. The pollsters were wrong, the pundits were wrong and the winners might be as surprised as the losers are disappointed. Although the popular vote was close, the BC...
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Prospectors group looks forward working with new Clark Gov’t: AME BC

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – May 15, 2013) – Today the Association for Mineral Exploration BC (AME BC) congratulated the BC Liberal Party led by Christy Clark on its election victory in the May 14 provincial election. AME BC looks forward to...
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Grand Chief Phillip – election result bodes confrontation: RABBLE.CA

Today, many people in British Columbia — and indeed across Canada — are trying to determine just how the BC Liberals won the provincial election and what implications this surprise result will have. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC)...
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BC election result relieves miners’ fears. RESOURCECLIPS.COM

If British Columbia’s mining and exploration sector needed a massive jolt of reassuring news, they got it May 14. The pollsters were wrong, the pundits were wrong and the winners might be as surprised as the losers are disappointed. Although the popular vote was close, the BC...
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Mining seeks survival, venture capital squeeze: VANCOUVER SUN

The current climate for mining exploration companies is as chilly as the temperature where this drill rig is operating. Venture capital has dried up and many Vancouver juniors are hunkering down and even laying off staff in order to survive the bear market. Mining companies are...
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10 environmental actions for new BC gov’t: GLOBE AND MAIL

Whatever happens in the election this week, it is clear the newly elected premier, whether it is Adrian Dix or Christy Clark, will have to put the environment high on the agenda for early action. Pipelines and liquefied natural gas development emerged as key, perhaps even...
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New Prosperity Mine Fight Challenges Federal EA Powers: DESMOG.CA

“The only thing I can see is they are buying time. They’re putting the project on life support,” said Chief Joe Alphonse of the Tletinqox-t’in and the tribal chairman of the Tsilhqot’in National Government, over the phone from his office in northern B.C. On life...
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Government data- -mining and freshwater pollution: EARTHWORKS

Water is a scarce and precious asset, particularly in the western United States where the demand for freshwater is far out-pacing the supply. In order to access clean water, western states are proposing extraordinary investments, ranging from plans to spend $15 billion to...
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