Mining

Posted on November 08, 2013

by Dawn Paley

In rural towns throughout Mexico, life carries on as it has for generations. Sons help their fathers haul wood, women tend to the fire and select seeds, and whole families take part in sowing, caring for and harvesting crops.

Posted on October 16, 2014

No Oilsands

On August 4th the tailings impoundment at the Mount Polley mine failed, releasing 25 million cubic metres of mine waste and construction material into the watersheds below. Some of the waste backed up into Polley Lake, most of it was dumped into the 10km Hazeltine Creek watershed and some spread downstream into Quesnel Lake.

Posted on April 17, 2014

 -- coal contamination on beach confirmed by citizen lab test, suggests terminal violating existing export permit

Posted on February 06, 2014

Kamloops, The Kamloops Area Preservation Association, February 5, 2014 - The undersigned demand the resignation of the BC Minister of Mines, Bill Bennett who recently went to Ottawa in an attempt to persuade the Federal Minister of the Environment, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, to ignore the recommendations of the Review Panel to decline the application for Taseko’s Prosperity Mine near Williams Lake, BC.

Posted on October 02, 2013

by John Gellard

“May I come to the meeting?”

“Yes. All supporters are welcome.”

It’s August 17, 2013. I’m in the cooking tent at the Tahltan Beauty Camp on the flanks of Mount Klappan. The women are preparing a moose. They have wrapped a giant femur – just the bone – in foil and are putting it over a slow fire.

Posted on August 31, 2012

Across the Philippines, people held rallies, made YouTube videos, and organized petitions demanding justice for Dr. Gerry Ortega and the fulfillment of his dream – Never Mine Palawan. Now they are looking for international support to preserve this beautiful island’s environment.

by Joe Foy

Staring through the blur of tree trunks that lined the road as we bumped along in our van, I could see a massive sevenstorey high chunk of limestone rising from a rice field. 

I was on the island of Palawan in the Philippines, on a trip this past January to reconnect with family and to learn a little more about the nation where my wife was born.  

Up ahead, we turned off the road onto a side track that a wooden sign identified as the way to Ugong Rock.

Posted on July 10, 2012

Clearwater, BC residents seem prepared to trade off an increased cancer rate for a few more jobs provided by the Harper Pit Mine. Unlike the demonstrations that were held in the 1960's, opposition proves small in their current times of economic slump.

by Thaddeus Latarte

Five years ago, it would have been difficult to imagine an open pit mine being welcomed by the people of Clearwater, BC. In 2006, the resi­dents of Clearwater

Posted on July 09, 2012

by Dan Lewis 

Clayoquot Sound – traditional territory of the Nuu Chah Nulth first nations – is world-renowned for its intact valleys of ancient rainforest, home to monumental cedars, wild salmon, wolves, bears, and whales. 

It is also the site of many firsts in Canadian history,

Posted on July 09, 2012

A Personal Account of a Five-Day Walk to Stop the Mega-Quarry.

by Zach Ruiter 

Sidewalks peeled away into gravel streams between road and farmland as we journeyed for five

Posted on July 09, 2012

by Ruth J. Madsen 

The second week of June in Kamloops BC, the residents were shocked to hear about a new open-pit copper mine proposed just outside of town. The local paper advertised an open house being held at a local hotel by Abacus Mining Corp. and the provincial and federal environmental assessment offices. People did a little research, and 467 people from all walks of life came to hear about this proposed project. 

The ranchers had been contacted earlier and came with many concerns. They made the rest of us aware that at least five ranches would no longer be viable if this mine went ahead.

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