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BC approves Schedule 2 destruction of Fish Lake

The Vancouver Sun reports that, “Taseko Mines Ltd’s ambitious $800-million Prosperity gold-copper project cleared a major hurdle Thursday with the awarding of a provincial environmental assessment certificate.”

“Taseko’s certificate is contingent on fulfilling 103 commitments — including the creation of a new lake as a replacement for the destruction of Fish Lake and Little Fish Lake for the sake of the 20-year open pit mine near Williams Lake.”

“’The Environmental Assessment Office assessment report concluded the project is not likely to result in any significant adverse effect, with the exception of the loss of Fish Lake and Little Fish Lake,’ the province said.”

“Taseko is still in the midst of a federal panel review and Battison could not say when that process will conclude.”

For more on our campaign against Schedule 2, please go to http://canadians.org/water/issues/TIAs/index.html.

The full article is at http://www.vancouversun.com/news/thewest/government+approves+controversial+Prosperity+mine+project/2442564/story.html.