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    Taseko wants judicial review into Prosperity Mine's harsh assessment

    Taseko wants judicial review into Prosperity Mine’s harsh assessment

    Taseko Mines has formally requested a judicial review of a critical environmental assessment for the proposed New Prosperity mine in the B.C. Interior.


    Teck smelter's downstream US neighbours may sue over pollution, illness

    Teck smelter’s downstream US neighbours may sue over pollution, illness

    US residents 30km downstream from Teck Resources' Trail, BC lead and zinc smelter are considering legal action over the plant's effluent, which they say has been making their community sick for years.



    No Prosperity for Taseko? Report should kill mine, but company keeps digging

    No Prosperity for Taseko? Report should kill mine; company digs in

    A damning federal report on Taseko's proposed Prosperity Mine cites "significant adverse impacts".


    First Nations fire back at Taseko CEO’s insults

    Read this Sept. 6 rebuttal in the Vancouver Sun  by Tsilqot’in National Government Chair Joe Alphonse to an earlier op-ed by Taseko Mines’ CEO Russ Hallbauer which dismissed First Nations’ concerns about his ...



    Final evidence in for Prospertiy Mine proposal

    Final evidence in for Prospertiy Mine proposal

    Read this Aug. 26 report from the Williams Lake Tribune on the closing remarks in the environmental hearing for Taseko’s “New Prosperity Mine”. The final day of statements and presentations during the federal ...


    Environmental hearing begins for Prosperity Mine 2.0

    Environmental hearing begins for Prosperity Mine 2.0

    Read this July 22 story from CBC.ca as an updated version of Taseko Mines’ Prosperity Mine – whose original incarnation was rejected two years ago by a federal government review – enters a new environment revi...



    Bait and Switch: Red Chris Mine, ‘Green’ Funding and the Northwest Transmission Line

    The Northwest Transmission Line (NTL), a 344-kilometre, 287 kilovolt transmission line currently being built by BC Hydro between Skeena Substation (near Terrace, B.C.) and a new substation to be built near Bob Quinn Lake, is ...


    Heavy Metals, Acid Mine Drainage a Threat to Pacific Salmon Watersheds

    Heavy Metals, Acid Mine Drainage a Threat to Pacific Salmon Watersheds

    Heavy metals and sulfuric acid, otherwise known as battery acid, or acid mine drainage, are toxic for wild salmon. That should be obvious, but after Bill C-38 – the federal budget implementation bill which “streamlined” e...



    Catface Mountain - threatened by Imperial Metals' proposed copper mine

    Mining Clayoquot’s future? Videos on major mines in UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

    I was privileged to attend and film a forum in Tofino several months ago, organized by the Friends of Clayoquot Sound to discuss two major proposals by Imperial Metals for mines in the heart of the world-renowned UNESCO Biosph...


    First Nations stand their ground against Prosperity Mine at BC Supreme Court

    The Tsilhqot’in First Nations and their supporters have been at the BC Supreme Court this week, fighting for an injunction to keep Taseko Mines from commencing work on the controversial proposed Prosperity Mine – am...