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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
"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."
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...