"Canada Rejects Gold-Copper Mine Over Environmental Concerns"

"OTTAWA -- The Canadian government [Tuesday] turned down a proposal for a gold-copper mine in central British Columbia due to environmental concerns, while authorizing a second gold-copper mine on B.C.'s northwest coast to proceed.

Taseko Mines' Prosperity mine project 125 kilometers from the city of Williams Lake was denied federal authorization because mine development would convert two natural fish-bearing lakes and a creek into a mine waste impoundment area.

However, Thompson Creek Metals' proposal for the Mount Milligan mine, north of the coastal city of Prince George, has been granted federal authorization."

Environment News Service had the story November 2, 2010.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010