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Prosperity Mine

Comparing Prosperity Mine Assessments

28 July, 2011

On 20 July 2011, only a week after a recent audit into the post-certification stage of B.C.’s environmental assessment process, the Northwest Institute for Bioregional Research released a report by long-time environmental lawyer, Mark Haddock, and funded through our Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund, comparing the British Columbia and Federal Environmental Assessments for the controversial Prosperity Mine.  By comparing-and-contrasting the results reached on each of 8 environmental impacts which the federal process identified as "significant", Haddock identifies 9 differences between the two environmental assessment processes which may help to explain and account for the two very different outcomes.

In terms of news about Environmental Assessment, it never rains but it pours. 

Prosperity mine – Take 2?

22 February, 2011

Taseko mines announced yesterday (Feb 21st) that it has resubmitted a revised proposal for the controversial Prosperity Mine to the federal government, raising a number of legal and practical questions.  

Taseko mines announced yesterday (Feb 21st) that it has resubmitted a revised proposal for the controversial Prosperity Mine to the federal government.  According to Taseko:

Oh wait – we don’t need to destroy Fish Lake after all!

8 November, 2010

On November 2nd,  Jim Prentice, then the Minister of Environment, refused to issue an environmental assessment certificate to Taseko Mines Ltd. to allow the company to build its controversial Prosperity Mine.  The project would have destroyed Teztan Biny/Fish Lake, as well as a second smaller lake, and was strongly opposed by the  Tsilhqot’in National Government and the environmental community, including West Coast Environmental Law. 

Is Prosperity Mine illegal?

15 September, 2010

Taseko Mines is hoping that Prime Minister Harper will give the go ahead for its controversial Prosperity Mine at Fish Lake (Teztan Biny) in Tsilhqot'in Territory – in the form of an environmental assessment certificate which could be granted at any time).  West Coast has suggested that this decision is a test of the integrity of the Canadian Environme

Fish Lake is a test for Canadian environmental law

27 August, 2010

Rabble.ca has just published the following opinion piece from West Coast Environmental Law's Josh Paterson, which we reproduce below for our readers.

Lessons from the Prosperity Mine Environmental Assessment

6 July, 2010

On Friday (July 2nd) the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency released the assessment report prepared in respect of the Prosperity Copper and Gold Mine proposed by the mining company, Taseko (Executive Summary here).  This is the controversial mine which would destroy

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