Sunday, July 25, 2010

Old Man's Beard is out there

A very promising new band from BC's Elk Valley.

See them this summer:

Web site

Friday, July 09, 2010

Teztan Biny / Fish Lake still in jeopardy

According to resource planner Tony Pearse in The Tyee, the recently-announced Federal environmental assessment leaves loopholes for the federal government to justify approving the Taseko plan, which includes using the lake as a tailings pond.
The panel had expert evidence before it that Taseko had substantially overestimated the economic benefits of its project and yet, in providing information to the ministers concerning justifiability, it did not pass on the only independent analysis available. This is bad news, because it is virtually certain that the ministers will examine the issue of economic benefits if they contemplate approving the project despite the serious environmental and cultural consequences identified by the panel.
This evidence, from resource economist Marvin Schaffer, "told the panel that the BC EAO's conclusion that 'there is no expected cost to future generations except for the loss of Fish Lake and Little Fish lake' was factually incorrect. There would be a very large, on-going cost to present and future generations from this arrangement."

Read the full article

The Campaign to protect Fish Lake

Fish Lake / Teztan Biny 

Friday, July 02, 2010

Taseko / Fish Lake Panel sees B.C. mine as environmental threat

Promising news for Fish Lake (Teztan Biny). According to this report, almost all the evidence supports preserving Fish Lake in its present pristine state. On the face of it, it's a no-brainer but, as we see around us, corporate interests sometimes act as if they have no brains and use profits and a few jobs to sweeten the pot. Apparently all that can stop this recommendation to preserve Fish Lake is a decision by the federal government to ignore all the evidence and give this sort-sighted and destructive project the go-ahead.

CBC News - British Columbia - Panel sees B.C. mine as environmental threat

Executive Summary of panel findings.

The New Campaign to protect Fish Lake