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Tsilhqot'in in PR Battle With Taseko
The Tsilhqot'in First Nation is firing back at Taseko Mines in what has become a public relations war over the proposed New Prosperity Mine.
The battle between the two sides is nothing new as Taseko awaits a federal environmental review for the proposed mine near Williams Lake, the second attempt after Ottawa quashed its first try over ecological concerns.
Chief Joe Alphonse says a public list of ten reasons why the government should strike down Taseko's application is necessary.
"It requires a lot of resources to put your positions out there in these initiatives but it's something that has to be done so we'll continue to let people know what our position is," said Alphonse.
Alphonse says representatives of the Tsilhqot'in have met with M-P's in Ottawa as well as the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency to voice their concerns.
Alphonse says the rejigged plans for the mine claim Taseko intends to save Fish Lake from contamination but in reality he says nothing could be further from the truth.
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