Write Wild: Save Fish Lake again

Premier Christy Clark – do not grant exploration permits to Taseko Mines Ltd for work at Fish Lake!

Taseko Mines Ltd has twice been turned down by Canada and the Tsilhqot’in Nation because of the disruptive and polluting nature of the mine project. Now Taseko Mines Ltd. is applying to BC’s Premier Christy Clark for permits allowing them to conduct a mineral exploration program at Teztan Biny / Fish Lake that would damage the area extensively.

Please write Premier Christy Clark today and ask her to not issue exploration permits to Taseko Mines Ltd. for work in the Teztan Biny / Fish Lake area. A copy of your letter will go to other relevant BC officials.

WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR PERSONALIZED COMMENTS, PLEASE KEEP THEM RESPECTFUL AND COMPLETE THE FIELDS TO INCLUDE YOUR FULL NAME AND CITY OF RESIDENCE


Photo: Dasiqox Tribal Park in 2015 (Joe Foy) 

 

Key points to consider when writing your letter:
  • Taseko Mines Ltd. have applied to the BC government for permits allowing them to conduct extensive and damaging mineral exploration work at Fish Lake.
  • The Tsilhqot’in people have a human right to be left in peace in their own territory, which includes Fish Lake.
  • The BC government should not issue permits allowing Taseko Mines Ltd. to conduct exploration work at Fish Lake, including the construction of a 50 person work camp, many kilometres of roads as well as drill sites and pits.  
  • Taseko mines Ltd’s proposed mine at Fish Lake has twice been turned down by the government of Canada because the area is too environmentally fragile and very important to Tsilhqot’in people for food gathering and as a spiritual and heritage area.
  • The Tsilhqot’in Nation is creating a land-use plan that will see Fish Lake and 300,000 hectares of surrounding lands and waters protected within their Dasiqox tribal park.

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