When the tailings pond dam breached at BC's Mount Polley Mine in August 2014, it unleashed a torrent of mine waste and water. Much of this ended up pouring into one of the province's most important salmon nurseries – Quesnel Lake.
Not surprisingly, the Mount Polley mine disaster – the largest of its kind in Canadian history – has unleashed a torrent of widespread public concern about the increasing environmental risks and health impacts from BC's mining industry.
For too long, British Columbia has been ignoring its commitments to fight climate change. The BC government’s “Climate Leadership Team” recently found the province will miss its legislated 2020 targets.
When the tailings pond dam burst at the Mount Polley Mine in August 2014, it unleashed a torrent of mine waste and water. It also unleashed a torrent of widespread public concern about the increasing environmental risks and health impacts from BC’s mining industry.
Time for BC government to rescind contentious logging permits, says Wilderness Committee
VICTORIA – Environmentalists at the Wilderness Committee are increasing their efforts to stop old-growth logging in Vancouver Island’s Central Walbran Valley, with a decentralized “phone blitz” today urging the BC government to address the issue.
Today’s action – part of a series of “Walbran Wednesday” events – will target BC Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson, who has ultimate authority over logging permits in the province.