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Busting British Columbia’s ‘Sustainable’ Mining Myths – Backgrounder

September 13th, 2021 | By BC Mining Law Reform, MiningWatch Canada Context: On September 13th, the Mining Association of Canada presented its ‘Towards Sustainable Mining’ (TSM) standard at the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade in a talk entitled “Critical Minerals, Canadian Advantage.” MiningWatch Canada and the BC Mining Law Reform (BCMLR) network released this backgrounder on… Read more »

Mount Polley Mine Loses at Environmental Appeal Board

(photo credit Chris Blake, after Mount Polley’s massive mine waste spill in Hazeltine Creek leading to Quesnel Lake, 2014) Vancouver – September 8th, 2021. MiningWatch Canada is relieved that the BC Environmental Appeal Board (EAB) has dismissed Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley Mine appeal of its $9,000 fine for violating environmental permit requirements. The mining watchdog… Read more »

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We’re Hiring! Communications Coordinator Opportunity

Do you want to be an integral part of a dynamic and creative network working for environmental and social justice in solidarity with Indigenous peoples and mining-affected communities in British Columbia?  Position: Communications Coordinator Contract period: This is a 3 to 4 day work week position for up to 14 months, with possibility to renew… Read more »

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Dilution is Not the Solution – Mining Pollution, Compliance and Recognizing Indigenous Laws to Protect Watersheds

Join the Webinar on May 12th 2021 | Noon (Vancouver/Seattle) | 3pm (Toronto/NewYork) | Register Here Featuring: Tŝilhqot’in Nation’s legal challenge against Gibraltar Mine (Taseko Mines) Nadleh Whut’en & Stellat’en First Nations’ successful efforts at Endako Mine (Centerra Gold / Thompson Creek Metals) With: Chief Francis Laceese (Tl’esqox Nation) Chief Larry Nooski (Nadleh Whut’en Nation)… Read more »

New Map Shows Dozens of Mine Pollution Threats in BC

[Facts & Highlights Below] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  January 19th, 2021 (Vancouver/Terrace) – Today, SkeenaWild and the BC Mining Law Reform network released new maps (here & here) pointing to over a hundred known and potentially contaminated mine waste sites that threaten to pollute waters, fish habitat and communities across the province. Concerns over mining have… Read more »

Polluters Should Pay: Apply the Campsite Rule to Mining Companies

Thank you to sign the petition now and share this video widely (on facebook or youtube) One of the things most British Columbians can agree on is that the polluter should actually pay. We recently conducted a poll that shows 90% of us want mining companies to clean up the environmental messes they make. Right… Read more »

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Supreme Court of Canada Confirms End “New Prosperity” Mine Project

Source: MiningWatch Canada (photo @TNG) In a victory for the Tŝilhqot’in Nation, but also for the integrity of environmental assessment processes, the Supreme Court of Canada today dismissed Taseko Mines Ltd.’s application for leave to appeal last year’s Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) ruling about the federal assessment of Taseko’s proposed New Prosperity copper-gold mine in Tŝilhqot’in territory in… Read more »