Common Sense Canadian
 

    Coal Mining

    Film tells real story behind Tahltan victory over Sacred Headwaters mines

    As the BC govt toots its own horn following its buy-back of highly contentious coal mine licences throughout the Sacred Headwaters, this short film tells the real story.


    Digging out of Canada’s mining dilemma

    Canadian mining giants have drawn harsh criticism for environmental and human rights abuses, but that may be changing with new legal tools and global awareness, says David Suzuki.



    Athabasca River contaminated by Canada's largest coal slurry spill

    Athabasca River contaminated by Canada’s largest coal slurry spill

    Canada had what may be the largest coal slurry spill in its history when a dam failed at the Obed Mountain coal mine and 1 billion litres of waste water contaminated at least 25 km of the Athabasca river.


    First Nations occupy mining equipment in Sacred Headwaters

    Mining company steps back from Sacred Headwaters standoff

    Fortune Minerals announced Monday it will voluntarily stand down from an escalating conflict with the Tahltan First Nation, in an effort to cool tensions over a proposed mine in BC's Sacred Headwaters.



    Mine's CEO to meet with Tahltan elders in Sacred Headwaters over eviction notice

    Arrests on horizon in First Nation’s Sacred Headwaters mine protest

    Read this story from the Vancouver Observer on the standoff over a proposed open-pit coal mine in BC's Sacred Headwaters, which continues to escalate.


    Mine's CEO to meet with Tahltan elders in Sacred Headwaters over eviction notice

    Tahltan’s Sacred Headwaters defence has deep roots

    David Suzuki on the resistance led by elders of the Tahltan Nation to a proposed open-pit coal mine in BC's Sacred Headwaters. Many of these elders successfully halted Shell's coal bed methane plans.



    The End of Coal?

    The End of Coal?

    The future of coal is getting darker. Economic forces, pollution concerns and competition from cleaner fuels are nudging the world away from the fuel that powered the industrial revolution.


    First Nations occupy mining equipment in Sacred Headwaters

    First Nations occupy mining equipment in Sacred Headwaters

    Watch video of a group of Tahltan First Nations occupying Fortune Minerals' drill rig in the Sacred Headwaters - the latest in a mounting standoff over a proposed coal mine.



    9 year old’s plea to CEO of proposed Sacred Headwaters mine

    9 year old’s plea to CEO of proposed Sacred Headwaters mine

    "There's a lot of different rocks all over the world," young Caden Jakesta implores Fortune Minerals' CEO - who replies, "There's not very many special rocks like this."


    Sacred Headwaters mine stand-off: Meeting CEO fails to ease tensions

    Sacred Headwaters mine stand-off: Meeting CEO fails to ease tensions

    An emergency Saturday evening meeting between Fortune Minerals CEO Robin Goad and the Tahltan Nation elders who recently issued his company an eviction notice from their territory failed to resolve tensions over a proposed mine...