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So long and thanks for all the fish – Canadian Geographic June 2010

By RAVEN / June 14, 2010 /

Byline: John Lorinc Canadian GeographicUnder an obscure clause in federal fisheries laws, mining companies can obtain special dispensation to transform out-of-the-way lakes into tailings ponds or drain them outright to make way for open-face pits. That, at least, is the plan for Taseko Mines Limited’s massive Prosperity gold and copper mine, to be located 125…

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B.C. Government Treats Aboriginal Rights as Meaningless – TNG Press Release

By RAVEN / June 14, 2010 /

Tsilhqot’in Nation Denounces Long-Term Lease for Taseko  June 14, 2010, Williams Lake – The Tsilhqot’in National Government angrily denounced the provincial government’s decision to grant Taseko Mines Ltd.(TML) a long-term mining lease for its proposed open-pit mine at Teztan Biny (Fish Lake), an area where the Tsilhqot’in Nation holds proven Aboriginal hunting and trapping rights.“B.C. is…

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Beautiful Destruction – Canadian Photographer Louis Helbig’s tar sands exposé

By RAVEN / June 9, 2010 /

Louis Helbig’s Birds Eye View of the Tar SandsFrom the website Terra Informa:Louis Helbig is an Ottawa-based artist/photographer specializing in aerials. He is a commercial pilot and a self-taught photographer whose work has been exhibited and published in Canada and internationally. For his latest exhibition, he has taken on the monumental task of documenting the Tar…

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Mine could endanger grizzly population, biologist warns – Vancouver Sun

By RAVEN / June 9, 2010 /

Taseko Mines Ltd. accused of minimizing the impact of its Prosperity development in the ChilcotinByline: Larry Pynn Development of the Prosperity gold-copper mine in the Chilcotin would not only destroy extensive fish habitat but would have a “significant impact” on the area’s threatened grizzly population, according to a bear biologist’s study submitted to a federal…

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Fish-bearing lakes to be destroyed to become tailings ponds: CoC to sue feds – Vancouver Sun

By RAVEN / June 4, 2010 /

Council of Canadians to sue federal government over Fisheries Act amendmentBy Tiffany Crawford, Vancouver SunMore than a dozen fish-bearing lakes across Canada, including one near Williams Lake, could be destroyed because of a legal loophole intended to allow mining companies to use dead lakes for dumping waste, says the Council of Canadians.The organization will launch…

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Save Fish Lake! Sierra Club of BC

By RAVEN / June 4, 2010 /

It doesn’t get any better than this: a clear blue lake teeming with rainbow trout, surrounded by lush forest providing an abundance of game, berries and medicinal plants.To the Tsilhqot’in Nation, Fish Lake is a sacred place that has sustained them for generations.To the Taseko mining company, it’s an answer to a very different prayer:…

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First Nations chiefs: We will defend the land – Williams Lake Tribune

By RAVEN / May 13, 2010 /

Byline: Erin HitchcockAboriginal leaders are vowing to do whatever it takes to stop Taseko Mines Ltd.’s proposed Prosperity Mine from being built.“We will fearlessly carry on the proud legacy of our ancestors,” says Tsi Del Del (Alexis Creek) Chief Percy Guichon. “The Tsilhqot’in will continue the fight to protect our land with whatever means necessary.”Guichon…

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Teztan Biny stocks or Taseko stocks? – TNG News Release

By RAVEN / May 10, 2010 /

Williams Lake – The Tsilhqot’in people came out in force to defend their lands, their sacred waters and the future of their culture before the Federal Panel conducting the environmental assessment of Taseko Mines Ltd.’s proposed Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine. Tsilhqot’in participation in the Panel’s hearings, which started on World Water Day, March 22 and came to…

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Panel hears about alternative means – Williams Lake Tribune

By RAVEN / April 29, 2010 /

RAVEN note:  The federal environmental review panel heard that Fish Lake does NOT need to be destroyed!Environment Canada views all three mining development plans considered by Taseko Mines Ltd. for the Prosperity project “potentially viable,” the federal panel reviewing the project heard Monday as part of its topic-specific hearing sessions in Williams Lake.“Mine Development Plan…

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Everyone’s downstream – The New Internationalist April 2010 Issue

By RAVEN / April 21, 2010 /

The tar sands infrastructure straddles North America, and is fed by finance from all over the world. But its global reach is provoking global resistance. ‘Legal action is the only way’When the ancestors of the Beaver Lake Cree signed a treaty with Canada in 1876, they ceded vast tracts of land in Alberta in exchange…

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