Globe and Mail – Court upholds decision to block Taseko mine near Williams Lake.

By Ana Rose Walkey. A Federal Court judge has ruled against a contentious mine proposal in central British Columbia, upholding Ottawa’s decision to reject the project over concerns it would adversely affect the environment. A pair of decisions, released this week, mark the...
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Williams Lake Tribune – Federal court dismisses Taseko’s judicial reviews. Two judicial reviews filed against the Minister of Environment, the Attorney General of Canada and the TNG have been dismissed.

. By Monica  Lamb-Yorski. Taseko Mines Ltd.’s two judicial reviews regarding the rejection of its New Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine project, 120 kilometres southwest of Williams Lake, have been dismissed by the Supreme Court of Canada. In his written decision dated Dec. 5,...
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TNG NR –  Tsilhqot’in Celebrating Federal Court Rulings. Court dismisses Taseko Mines Ltd.’s challenges to New Prosperity Panel Report and 2014 Federal Rejection

The Tsilhqot’in Nation is celebrating the Federal Court’s dismissal of two judicial reviews brought by Taseko Mines Limited (TML). First, TML challenged the 2013 New Prosperity Mine Panel Report. Secondly, TML challenged the 2014 Federal rejection of the proposed...
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CBC/AP – Alaska natives sue over B.C. company’s exploration plans near eagle preserve. Tlingit village of Klukwan wants permits revoked from Constantine Metal Resources, for area near Haines

An Alaska Native tribe and three environmental groups sued the U.S. government, claiming an agency granted mineral exploration permits without considering how a mine could affect a major salmon river and bald eagle preserve. The lawsuit filed Monday by the Chilkat Indian village...
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Toronto NOW –  Toronto mining giant Hudbay goes on trial for alleged gang rapes in Guatemala. The first of three precedent-setting civil suits is being closely watched by a Canadian mining industry that has operated with relative impunity for its human rights abuses abroad.

By Christian Pena. Members of the Indigenous Maya Qâ’eqchiâ comQâ’eqchiâmunity of El Estor, Guatemala, were in Toronto recently pursuing three separate civil suits against Hudbay Minerals and its subsidiary, CGN, over alleged gang rapes and other human rights abuses...
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CB C- Yukon prospector, contractor each fined $1,200 for cutting illegal trail. Nicolai Goeppel’s company bulldozed a 17-kilometre trail north of Carmacks without permits

A Yukon prospector, and a local contractor, will each pay $1,200 for building a 17-kilometre trail without permits. The fines were delivered in Yukon Territorial Court on Wednesday. Prospector Nicolai Goeppel pleaded guilty to three charges under Yukon land use regulations. The...
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