The BCGEU corrects the facts delivered by B.C. Environment minister Mary Polak on the Mt. Polley Tailings Pond disaster
The BCGEU urges the expert panel to consider the impact of staffing cuts on the ministry’s ability to provide oversight of industry.
On August 5, approximately 10 billion litres of wastewater and 5 billion litres of solid tailings waste escaped the impoundment at Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley mine in the interior of British Columbi
In what Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs President, Grand Chief Stuart Phillips, refers to as a state of "deja-vu," chiefs from the Tsilhqot'in National Government are back in Ottawa.
Here we were, standing on traplines and hunting trails that remain in use by members of the Fort McKay First Nation, as the toxic waste covered many hectares with ooze. It was like a massive oil spill
Four years ago, the Harper government allowed two lakes to be turned into tailings ponds for mines. Mining corporations have now applied to use 11 more as toxic dump sites, including this B.C. haven.