British Columbia

Vendredi, juillet 22, 2011

An audit of the BC Environmental Assessment Office (BC EAO) raises explosive evidence of the length to which the BC government went to help Taseko Mines Ltd.

Jeudi, juillet 14, 2011

Tsilhqot'in National Government news release: (Moncton, N.B.) The Tsilhqot'in National Government today welcomed the unanimous decision by the Assembly of First Nations’ Chiefs-in-Assembly in Moncton to help the Nation defend its lands against a bid to revive one of the worst mining proposals in BC history.

Jeudi, juin 9, 2011

On a flashy new website, Taseko claims that it has addressed all of the issues raised by the review panel and that it continues to work collaboratively with the First Nations on whose traditional territory the massive open pit operation would be located.

Jeudi, juin 9, 2011

In its July 2010 report, a Federal Review Panel identified a number of significant adverse effects that were likely to occur if Taseko Mines were permitted to build its proposed Prosperity gold-copper mine. These were significant adverse effects, for which the panel saw no reasonable means of mitigation.

Mercredi, juin 8, 2011

News release posted on behalf of the Tsilhqot'in National Government: The Tsilhqot’in view Taseko Mines Ltd.’s (TML) so-called “New Prosperity” proposal as equally dangerous as the first – the integrity of Teztan Biny and its surrounding environment are not ‘saved’ by literally surrounding this sacred lake by one of the world’s largest open pits, a tailings pond designed for 720 million tons of toxic waste, nor by continuing to destroy Little Fish Lake and Fish Creek.  The impacts clearly articulated in the “scathing” 2010 Federal Review Panel Report, and acknowledged by the federal government’s rejection of the project in November 2010, are not addressed by simply re-packaging an already assessed proposal.

Lundi, mars 21, 2011

On World Water Day, March 22, allies and supporters of the Tsilhqot’in National Government would like you to take action to protect Teztan Biny-Fish Lake. Let the federal and provincial governments know that you still stand with the Tsilhqot’in communities in opposition to the proposed Prosperity Mine by Taseko Mines Ltd.

Lundi, mars 7, 2011

Joint news release with EARTHWORKS: First Nations and environmentalists are urging a major international financial institution to say "no" if Taseko Mines Ltd. seeks funding for its revised proposal for the open-pit Prosperity mine, which would threaten the traditional way of life of the Tsilhqot'in people and a celebrated trout lake high in the Chilcotin Mountains of British Columbia.

Vendredi, mars 4, 2011

Since the federal government's refusal to approve its Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine project, Taseko Mines Ltd. has maintained that the project was not dead and that they would find a way to see it through. Press releases and communications have included comments about needing to better understand the concerns of First Nations and federal regulators – despite these being clearly and precisely detailed in numerous submissions to the review panel and in the panel’s final report.

Mardi, décembre 7, 2010

Taseko Mines Ltd. is proposing to construct an open-pit copper and gold mine in the heart of Tsilhqot’in Territory, 125 km west of Williams Lake BC.

If the project were to proceed it would:

Jeudi, décembre 2, 2010

News release: A recently announced lawsuit against HudBay Minerals Inc. points to the industry's failure to take responsibility for corporate abuses beyond Canadian borders. Paradoxically, the company recently won an award for Corporate Social Responsibility from the Mining Association of Canada. Toronto-based HudBay and two of its subsidiaries are being sued for the death of Adolfo Ich Chamán, who was hacked and shot to death by private security forces employed at the company's nickel mining project in eastern Guatemala on September 27th 2009.