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Tell BC to stop destruction of forests and Indigenous sites for a doomed mine

Taseko Mines Ltd. wants to destroy huge swaths of forest, desecrating Indigenous sacred sites, in a nasty plan to get approval for a mine that has already been rejected twice by the Federal government.

We only have until July 2nd to get the BC government to stop this disastrous construction project.

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Taseko’s Prosperity gold and copper mine have been rejected twice by the federal government in the last ten years. And yet the mining corporation wants to destroy huge swaths of forest, pristine waters and sacred sites of the Tsilhqot'in Nation just to conduct research to try to push through the mine -- again.

Taseko’s set to start cutting trees and destroying sacred sites of the Tsilhqot’in Nation in less than two weeks if we don’t stop it.

A massive wave... of pressure could convince BC’s NDP government to stop the massive exploration project that the previous Liberals approved. With your support, we can protect untouched forests and Indigenous rights.

Tell the BC government to stop Taseko’s destructive exploration project and honour Indigenous rights.

This massive project would build 76 km of roads through magestic forests, as well as over 350 testing pits that need to be dug with giant excavators. It would spell disaster for the local ecosystem and the Tsilhqot’in Nation that has been living there for countless generations. And it’s all for a mine that can never be built.

The Tsilhqot'in Nation has been courageously fighting Taseko for 20 years but the Supreme Court refused to hear their latest appeal. That’s why they need our help now, to send a message to the BC government that it can’t ignore: this disastrous project needs to be stopped.

The Tsilhqot'in have lived on their territory in Northern BC for countless generations and the site of the mine would ruin a sacred lake and desecrate their burial grounds. This project’s approval is a slap in the face to the reconciliation process.

SumOfUs has confronted mining giants before. When Imperial Metals proposed an open-pit mine in the protected Clayoquot Sound, over 33,000 SumOfUs members signed a petition to put pressure and stop the mine.

Giant mining companies like Taseko think they have the power to get away with whatever they want. But we can show Taseko that, together, we are stronger and will fight to put people and the planet over profit.

Sign today to tell the BC government to honour Indigenous rights and stop Taseko’s exploration project.

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Thanks for all that you do,
Angus, Amelia and the team at SumOfUs


More information:

Supreme Court rejects Tsilhqot'in appeal in Taseko mine case, CBC, 14 June 2019
A timeline of the never-ending saga that is the Taseko New Prosperity mine, The Narwhal, 07 February 2019


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