Kluscap Wilderness Area
The Mining Association of Nova Scotia wants Liberal premier Stephen McNeil and his provincial government to ease 'Parks and Protected Areas Plan' regulations so it can explore 154 known mineral occurrences that are on protected land on Cape Breton Island.
Yesterday, the Cape Breton Post reported, "One of those potential projects [the Kellys Mountain project] is an aggregate deposit in Victoria County that is completely covered by the Kluscap Wilderness Area."
Kellys Mountain is located about 100 kilometres east of Inverness and about 380 kilometres north of Halifax.
Council of Canadians organizer Robin Tress says, "People fought off a mining company that wanted to make a quarry in the middle of Kluscap/Kellys Mountain 20 years ago and now the mining industry is trying again."