First Nations Express Concerns Over Mount Polley Restart
(supplied by Imperial Metals)
The plan to see Mount Polley move forward with a tentative restart continues, despite the independent investigation by Conservation officers having yet to be completed.
The report by the Chief Inspector of Mines– which digs deeper into responsibility for the breach – is expected to be delivered sometime in the summer, about the same time the mine is expected to have been restarted.
Balancing economy and environment isn’t simple says Xeni Gwet’in Councilor Marilyn Baptiste whose interactions with Taseko Mines gives her an appreciation of what is going on with Imperial Metals
Fast-tracking industry at the potential expense of the environment is a serious issue says Baptiste
A meeting with involved First Nations bands will be taking place on April 23rd as part of a thirty-day public consultation