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Taseko tries again, showdown looms

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The federal government turned them down once, but a Vancouver-based mining company is trying again to push through a controversial mining project.

Taseko Mines says it wants to revive its prosperity mine project in British Columbia’s interior, near Williams Lake, B.C.

The federal government initially turned down their proposal last year, saying any mining projects would damage the environment.

In a recent news release, Taseko says its new proposal will not impact the environment and wildlife.

Rising gold and copper prices will bring in more money to save the environment.

First Nations group in the region are again opposing Taseko’s plans.

Chief Marilyn Baptiste says no matter how the company spins it, the mine will damage their territory.

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2 Responses to “Taseko tries again, showdown looms”

  1. Anonymous March 3, 2011 at 4:26 pm #

    One sided crap. The opening of this gentleman’s statement claims that the “federal government turned them down before and they will turn them down again.” The government has not said this. They can’t say that without at least reviewing the new propoasl especially when Taseko was invited to submit a revised proposal that hopefully addressed the environmental concerns.nIf you are going to pretend to be journalists you need to do better than this.

  2. Anonymous February 25, 2011 at 8:03 pm #

    This new plan of Taseko Mines is dangerous. By being refused the first time around the corporation will now try to by-pass a full review, claiming that previous concerns have been take care of. This is a multi-national corporation which only cares about profit. To believe that they are indeed concerned about Canada’s environmental issues, would be a grave mistake.