Category Archives: Mining
Blueberry River First Nations say logging, oil and gas and pollution destroying traditional territory
By Liam Britten, CBC News, June 29, 2016
A new report from the Blueberry River First Nations in northeastern B.C. says industrial activity is destroying their traditional territory.
The report, entitled Atlas of cumulative landscape disturbance in the traditional territory of Blueberry River First Nations, found 84 percent of the First Nations’ traditional territory is within 500 metres of an “industrial disturbance” such as an oil or gas well, roadways, forestry cut blocks, agriculture or seismic lines. Read the rest of this entry
Survival International, June 17, 2016
Members of Brazil’s Awá tribe have blockaded a railroad owned by Vale mining company in the eastern Amazon.
The company has moved to expand the railroad, but the Awá say the expansion will increase the number and size of trains which transport iron ore from the Carajás mine to the port of São Luis – and that this will make it harder for them to hunt for food. Read the rest of this entry
by Tom Fletcher , The Northern view, May 24, 2016
The latest geophysical survey of B.C. will map the largest area so far, creating a three-dimensional image indicating mineral and water resources far underground.
Geoscience BC has received $5 million from the provincial government for the Search II project, to complete an aerial magnetic survey of a 24,000 between Fort Fraser and Smithers, north of Tweedsmuir Provincial Park.
, Bellingham Herald, May 9, 2016
LUMMI RESERVATION-The proposed coal terminal for Cherry Point is likely dead after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied a needed permit Monday, May 9.
The Corps ruled the project would impact the treaty-protected fishing rights of Lummi Nation based on the fact that the proposed trestle and associated wharf would take up 144 acres over water.
“The Corps may not permit a project that abrogates treaty rights,” said Col. John Buck, commander of the Corps’ Seattle District.
St. Mary’s, Tobique, Kingsclear, Oromocto, Madawaska chiefs respond to environmental assessment
By Alan White, CBC News, April 21, 2016
The chiefs of five Maliseet First Nations in New Brunswick are calling for the proposed Sisson mine project to be rejected because of its impact on Maliseet people.
The chiefs of Kingsclear, Madawaska, Oromocto, St. Mary’s and Tobique First Nations issued a statement on Thursday in reaction to a federal study that said the proposed mine would have a “significant” impact on several communities. Read the rest of this entry