Environmental group takes Ontario diamond mine to court

With assistance from Ecojustice lawyers, Wildlands League takes mining giant De Beers to court over failures to report on methylmercury, a neurotoxin.

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Keith Stewart vs. Ron Liepert

Listen to the full Keystone XL pipeline debate on the CBC’s The Current. Keith Stewart is the Climate and Energy campaign coordinator for Greenpeace Canada. Ron Liepert is a Senior Advisor for the Canadian Strategy Group. He’s also Alberta’s former Energy Minister and he’s nominated to be a candidate for the Federal Conservative Party. Keith…

Wilderness Committee Decries Plans to Develop Prosperity Mine

Vancouver – The Wilderness Committee strongly condemned Liberal leadership hopeful Christy Clark’s suggestion, reported in a recent Globe and Mail article, that Ottawa should be pressured to approve the so-called Prosperity Mine, located on the Chilcotin Plateau west of Williams Lake, BC. The proposed Taseko Mines Inc. operation would have turned Fish Lake into a tailings pond for mine waste.

What’s on: The Tsolum River Story

What went wrong with the Tsolum? Jack Minard, of the Tsolum River Restoration Society, gives us a brief history. We find out that the old Copper Mine wasn’t the only obstacle to rebuilding fish stocks.

Proposed BC mines cannot proceed without Nak’azdli First Nation

Fort St. James, BC – The Nak’azdli First Nation today denounced the BC government decision to grant an environmental assessment certificate (EA) to Terrane Metals for a proposed massive mine on Nak’azdli traditional lands near Shus Nadloh (Mt. Milligan) in the headwaters of the Peace River Basin. “This project is on Nak’azdli land and it cannot…

Ending Ontario’s Mining Act misery

News Release from Ecojustice: Toronto, Nov 5, 2008 – Two major environmental groups released a legal report today highlighting serious flaws in Ontario’s antiquated Mining Act that has lead to more than a century of conflict between mining companies, the public and Aboriginal peoples. Prepared by the Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy (CIELAP)…