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Prosperity mine would cost BC Hydro and us millions – Vancouver Sun opinion

By RAVEN / July 31, 2010 /

Re: A future for Prosperity mine and B.C., July 27 A key question the federal government must address with respect to the proposed Prosperity mine project is whether the economic benefits of the mine would offset the destruction of Fish Lake and other adverse impacts its own environmental review panel concluded it would have. There…

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Tsilhqot’in Chiefs to Minister Bennett: “Our culture cannot be bought”

By RAVEN / July 30, 2010 /

Chiefs warn BC Minister of Mines that no amount of money can compensate for devastating environmental and cultural impacts of the proposed Prosperity mine July 30, 2010, Williams Lake – The Chiefs of the Tsilhqot’in Nation caution BC Minister of Mines Bill Bennett that no amount of money can compensate for the devastating impacts the…

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Decision puts First Nations rights under wheels of mineral wealth – Digital Journal

By RAVEN / July 26, 2010 /

Taseko Mines announced recently it expected its Prosperity Mine to be approved by September. Taseko is so confident it will get approval, the corporation is recruiting new employees. The allure of the economic development appears to be persuading the Government of Canada to overlook the negative environmental and social impacts of the Prosperity Mine in…

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National Chiefs say No to B.C. mine – Black Press

By RAVEN / July 26, 2010 /

Byline: Tom Fletcher A remote lake in the B.C. ranch country has become the focus of a national dispute over government authority to regulate industry on Crown land.Assembly of First Nations (AFN) leaders from across Canada have backed National Chief Shawn Atleo’s call for the federal cabinet to reject the Prosperity gold and copper mine…

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First Nations across Canada unite against ‘Prosperity’ mine – Press Release

By RAVEN / July 22, 2010 /

AFN Chiefs Pledge to Help Defend Lands against Proposed Prosperity MineCaution Federal Government against ignoring CEAA panel’s findings For immediate release: July 22 2010: The Tsilhqot’in National Government today welcomed the pledge by the Assembly of First Nations’ Chiefs-in Assembly to “stand behind the Tsilhqot’in Nation in defence of these lands regardless of the decision…

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Squeezed out of mining review – Vancouver Sun

By RAVEN / July 19, 2010 /

Squeezed out of mining reviewBy Marilyn Baptiste, Special to the Sun July 19, 2010The story “Hazy rules leave big B.C. projects in limbo” by Don Cayo, and the editorial “Risks and rewards of two big projects” must be weighed carefully, are encouraging attempts to look at all sides of the issue involving mining in British…

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First Nations call for federal emergency order protecting caribou – Press Release

By RAVEN / July 15, 2010 /

PRESS RELEASE First Nations in north-eastern Alberta call for federal emergency order protecting woodland caribou No further industrial development anywhere in remaining herd ranges For immediate releaseJuly 15, 2010 – Beaver Lake Cree Nation, Enoch Cree Nation, Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation and Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation are calling on the federal government to issue…

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BC Taxpayers Would Pay $35M Annual Hydro Subsidy for Prosperity Mine – Press Release

By RAVEN / July 14, 2010 /

British Columbians would pay millions a year to subsidize proposed Prosperity Mine – StudyHydro subsidy alone to cost British Columbians $35 million a yearJuly 14, 2010 -Taseko Mines Ltd’s proposed Prosperity Mine would cost British Columbians at least $20 million a year, with hydro subsidies and other costs dwarfing any benefits the mine might create…

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Fish Lake Not Yet Safe from Destruction – The Tyee

By RAVEN / July 8, 2010 /

Prosperity Mine will now argue its economic benefits, and feds will be handed a false picture. By Tony PearseIf you read the news last week thinking a trout-rich northern British Columbia lake was “saved” from being filled with toxic tailings from the proposed Prosperity mine, you would be wrong.Despite a negative environmental assessment report, the…

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TNG denounces BC Minister of Mines’ call for ‘development at any cost’ – News Release

By RAVEN / July 5, 2010 /

Federal Panel report warns of “high magnitude, long term, irreversible” impacts on the environment and on Tsilhqot’in people and culture July 5, 2010, Williams Lake – The Tsilhqot’in National Government denounces the BC Minister of Mines’ call for federal approval of the proposed Prosperity project in the face of a report from an independent panel…

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