Taseko Mines threatens court action, putting a damper on public debate
Western Wilderness Committee March 2, 2012:
Taseko Mines filed a Notice of Civil Claim against the Wilderness Committee yesterday afternoon for what the mining company says is a series of false and defamatory statements concerning Taseko and its proposed gold-copper mine at Little Fish Lake and Fish Lake in the heart of Tsilhqot'in Nation territory.
“We are very disappointed that this mining company has chosen litigation instead of fair and open public debate,” said Joe Foy, National Campaign Director for the Wilderness Committee. “We believe this court action stifles fair comment about Taseko’s environmentally risky mine proposal. People should be able to enjoy full participation in the Federal Environmental Review process, including the right to comment – without fear of time-consuming and costly litigation.”
Foy declared that the Wilderness Committee would continue to vigorously speak out about the severe risks of Taseko’s proposed mine and encouraged people to check out the Wilderness Committee’s website
“This ill-conceived mine proposal should be turned down once and for all. That’s our view and we’re standing by it,” said Foy.
Contact: For more information please contact: Joe Foy (604) 880-2580
Posted by: Wolfgang Zilker Friday Mar 02, 2012 08:07
Categories: Prosperity Mine | Tags: Legal action, Taseko Mines, Wilderness Committee