Mine will create $17 billion in taxes, royalties and create 750 full time jobs, Shell says
Banner drop on Shell station in Vancouver, Oct 23, 2012.
Angela Sterritt CBC News, Dec 09, 2013
The largest known reservoir of crude bitumen in the world is about to get even bigger, but Alice Rigney is in no mood to celebrate.
Rigney was raised in Northern Alberta on the Athabasca River that now runs directly through multiple oil sands projects.
“That river is our lifeline and has been for thousands of years. It has always sustained us with fish, food, water and travel – everything,” said Rigney. Continue reading
A mine in the Tar Sands of northern Alberta, showing the “potentially damaging” impact of Tar Sands operations.
Environment minister says negative environmental effect is ‘justified in the circumstances’
CBC News/The Canadian Press, Dec 06, 2013
Shell Canada’s Jackpine oilsands mine expansion plan has received the go-ahead from Ottawa, despite the environment minister’s view that it’s “likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.” Continue reading
Proposed New Prosperity mine would have signficant effects on Fish Lake, report concludes
Tsilhqot’in protest against Taseko Prosperity Mine.
CBC News, Nov 01, 2013
First Nations leaders in B.C. are declaring victory after a new environmental report concluded Taseko’s New Prosperity mine proposal poses “significant adverse environmental effects”.
Coun. Marilyn Baptiste, secretary-treasurer of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, said, “We are victorious!” in a statement issued late Thursday night after the report was released. Continue reading
Tahltan Elders protesting proposed Fortune Minerals coal mine in northwestern B.C.
CBC News/The Canadian Press, Sept 24, 2013
Tahltan camp at sacred headwaters.
One day after Mines Minister Bill Bennett held a weekend visit at a First Nations protest site in northwestern B.C., 40 Tahltan members ordered workers at a nearby Fortune Minerals exploration camp to leave the area, considered sacred by aboriginals. Continue reading
Tahltan Elders protesting proposed coal mine in northwestern B.C.
CBC News, Sept 20, 2013
Mines Minister Bill Bennett is expected to visit the site of a First Nations protest in northwestern B.C. tomorrow, as members of the Tahltan Nation accuse the government of reneging on a land management deal covering the headwaters of the Nass, Skeena and Stikine rivers. Continue reading
September 10, 2013
A drilling site run by Fortune Minerals is shut down by Tahltan, Sept 10, 2013.
According to the Klabona Keepers Facebook page, members of the Tahltan’s Iskut band have shut down a drilling site maintained by Fortune Minerals: Continue reading
By Josh Massey, Terrace Standard, August 23, 2013
Tahltan camp opposed to Fortune Minerals coal mine, 2013.
RCMP officers have set up a camp between one occupied by Tahltan members and one established by a company which wants to develop an open-pit anthracite coal mine in the Klappan area north of here.
The Tahltan, who view the Klappan as a hunting and food-gathering area, have been threatening a blockade of Fortune Minerals which is gathering information that will lead to asking for provincial environmental clearance to open a mine they say could provide $10 billion in revenue over its lifetime. Continue reading
Elders insist Klappan region be made a protected area
Allison Bench, CFTK-TV Terrace, Aug 15, 2013
Tahtlan rally in August, 2012, against Red Chris Mine, in northern ‘BC’.
Members of Tahltan First Nations have taken a stand against a proposed coal mining project by Fortune Minerals on Mount Klappan. They’ve told company representatives to leave their traditional lands.
Although the Tahltan aren’t expecting that to happen by the 24-hour-deadline they gave the company yesterday, they say they aren’t backing down. Continue reading