Williams Lake – The Tsilhqot’in National Government denounces the BC Minister of Mines’ call for federal approval of the proposed Prosperity project in the face of a report from an independent panel warning that the open-pit copper and gold mine would have "significant adverse effects" on the environment and "high magnitude, long term, irreversible" impacts
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The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs strongly recommends the federal Cabinet to reject the Prosperity mine project now that the federal review panel's report has been completed.
Some of the environmental impacts from a proposed copper-gold mine near Williams Lake are too large to be overcome by the trade-offs suggested by the mine's proponents, a federal review panel reported on Friday.
Stephen Harper has the summer to decide whether hundreds of new jobs created by a proposed $800-million copper-gold mine in the struggling British Columbia Interior outweigh the significant negative environmental impacts, including the destruction of a fishing lake.
The Federal Environmental Assessment Panel examining the proposed Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine released its findings today. The open pit mine, proposed by Taseko Mines Ltd. would exploit a large but low-
The Tsilhqot’in National Government commends the independent federal review panel for its conclusions that the proposed Prosperity gold-copper mine project would result in significant adverse effects on the environment, freshwater fisheries, Tsilhqot’in culture and Tsilhqot’in Aboriginal rights, title and other interests.
A federal review panel has ruled there would be ?significant adverse environmental effects? if a Vancouver mining company is allowed to proceed with an $800-million copper-gold mine in the British Columbia interior, which puts pressure on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to say yes or no to a project that has already received official sanction from the B.C. government.
The Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC) along with the B.C Chamber of Commerce and the Business Council of British Columbia are asking the federal Cabinet to support the Prosperity mine project now that the federal review panel's report has been completed.
VICTORIA - The June 2010 natural gas and petroleum rights sale resulted in over $404 million in bonus bids, bringing the calendar year total to over $609 million, announced Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Minister Bill Bennett.