Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Tsilhqot’in Nation protesting Taseko, again

The Tsilhqot’in Nation says it will continue to protect what it considers a sacred lake from Taseko Mines Ltd. The company gave a two-week notice that it plans to begin exploratory drilling in an area west of Williams Lake at Teztan Biny — or Fish Lake — after the Supreme Court refused an appeal of a B.C. court ruling which allowed Taseko to proceed.

Tsilhqot’in Tribal Chairman Chief Joe Alphonse said his group are choosing to stage a protest in a safe place. This is the latest confrontation in a legal battle extending almost 25 years between the Tsilhqot’in Nation and Taseko.

The environmental track record of these capitalists is far beyond the sickening. Stakeholder money is never an object when it comes to stomping on the environment.