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Tsilhqot’in angry over timing of permits issued for controversial New Prosperity mine

Tsilqhot'in fish lake prosperity mine

Fish Lake, targeted by Taseko’s proposed “New Prosperity” mine.

by Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun, July 18, 2017

The province, last Friday, issued drilling permits to Taseko Mines Ltd.’s controversial New Prosperity mine proposal while First Nations communities deeply opposed to it were busy dealing with wildfires and just days before a new government was due to take office. Read the rest of this entry

First Nations and Taseko Mines face off in federal court

tsilhqotin-taseko-mines-court-protestFirst Nations leaders attempting to block Vancouver company from reviving $1.5B project near Williams Lake

CBC News Jan 31, 2017

Several B.C. First Nations leaders are in court this week attempting to block Taseko Mines Ltd. from reviving a 1.5-billion dollar mine project that has twice been refused by the federal government. Read the rest of this entry

First Nation to use blockades if needed to protect ancient B.C. burial site

Native leaders fear B.C. environmental assessment process

SHAWN McCARTHY, Globe and Mail, Apr. 26, 2012

Marilyn Baptiste, chief of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation, has seen up close the difference between federal and provincial environmental assessments.

In 2010, the province approved Taseko Corp.’s Prosperity mine, saying serious damage to nearby Fish Lake could be mitigated and that the social and economic benefits would outweigh the environmental impact.

But the federal government blocked the project after a review panel determined the mine would cause irreparable harm that could not be justified. Read the rest of this entry

Taseko Mines’ PR Campaign Will Not Save Teztan Biny

The Tsilhqot’in Nation has rejected claims by Taseko Mines Ltd. (TML) that TML’s New Prosperity Project will “save” Teztan Biny (Fish Lake). The Tsilhqot’in Nation has no doubt that this “new” mining plan merely puts the lake on temporary life support and would result in the same devastating cultural and environmental impacts that prompted the Federal Government to reject the original Prosperity Mine proposalin 2010. Read the rest of this entry