Metals and Minerals
A high-ranking environmental regulator thinks of Kitimat smelter owner Rio Tinto Alcan as a "client", the Ministry of Environment official's notebook reveals - raising charges of a "captured regulator"
Imperial Metals' offices were raided this week in connection to a joint investigation into the tailings pond disaster at the company's Mount Polley Mine.
A recent "independent" investigation into the Mount Polley mine disaster predictably whitewashes the scandal and exonerates all the culprits involved.
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.
BC First Nations added a small but potentially significant notch to their legal winning streak yesterday, with a temporary victory over Red Chris Mine developer Imperial Metals in BC Supreme Court.
Imperial Metals is in court today, seeking an injunction to remove a First Nations blockade against the company's Red Chris Mine - established in the wake of its Mount Polley disaster.
The Common Sense Canadian's Damien Gillis and CFAX 1070's Ian Jessop discuss the economic folly of the proposed Site C Dam and mixed messages from government on the Mount Polley disaster.
From day one of the Mount Polley disaster, news from Imperial Metals and the BC government has been rife with misinformation - from the volume of spilled tailings to the safety of drinking water.
Mount Polley whistleblower Larry Chambers says he lost his job for warning Imperial Metals about its tailings dam. Now, he and his wife feel they've lost their home, unable to drink the water in Quesnel Lake.
Mount Polley mine's tailings dam spill appears to be far larger than initially estimated, according to new satellite imagery analysis and revelations by Imperial Metals.