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Severe impacts on Aboriginal rights too high a price for mine development

    Monday, November 4, 2013 - 16:24

    Tsilhqotin drummer

    Photo: Tsilhqot'in healer Cecil Grinder

    Good news: the federal government has announced its decision to reject the proposed New Prosperity Mine.

    In October, a scathing environmental impact assessment.concluded that the proposed mine would have “significant” long-term, and irreversible impacts on water quality in Teztan Biny or Fish Lake, on fish habitat, and on wetlands ecosystems and cause “high magnitude, “long-term” and “irreversible” harm to the Tsilhqot’in people who depend on these lands and waters.

    Thank you to everyone who wrote to the federal Minister of the Environment to encourage her to act on the findings of this assessment.

    For more information, please see our update.

    If you would like to send a letter commending the federal government for its decision, the Minister's address is below.

    Salutation: Dear Minister

    Honourable Leona Aglukkaq

    Minister of the Environment
    Les Terrasses de la Chaudière

    10 Wellington Street, 28th Floor

    Gatineau, Quebec

    K1A 0H3