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November 2010

Oh wait – we don’t need to destroy Fish Lake after all!

8 November, 2010

On November 2nd,  Jim Prentice, then the Minister of Environment, refused to issue an environmental assessment certificate to Taseko Mines Ltd. to allow the company to build its controversial Prosperity Mine.  The project would have destroyed Teztan Biny/Fish Lake, as well as a second smaller lake, and was strongly opposed by the  Tsilhqot’in National Government and the environmental community, including West Coast Environmental Law. 

Does toxic pollution violate your Charter rights?

5 November, 2010

Last week our colleagues at Ecojustice launched a case in Ontario that, if successful, could transform how governments regulate toxics in Canada and how environmental law is practiced. The story has had a bit of media pickup from the Toronto Sun and CBC, but nothing compared to the attention it should be getting.