Environmental Law Alert Blog: Taseko Mines, what part of “No” don’t you understand?

Monday, March 31, 2014 Last month, the federal government rejected Taseko Mines’proposal to build the controversial New Prosperity Project.  Again.  But Taseko is going to court arguing that the environmental assessment process that resulted in a “No” for the second time was based on an error, and that it should have yet another opportunity – ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: New Prosperity News – Comment by September 28th!

Monday, September 24, 2012 On September 14th, the federal Review Panel conducting the New Prosperity environmental assessment released three documents. Two describe the approach that the Panel proposes to use for “Confidentiality” and for the panel’s Hearing Procedures, respectively, and invites the public to comment on these procedures. The third is the application form for ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: The fast and the furious – Coming changes to environmental laws speed up process for industry and are an accident waiting to happen for the public and our environment

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 The federal government seems set on further gutting theCanadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA), and is expected to introduce “sweeping” regulatory changes to CEAA and related legislation in the House of Commons in the coming weeks. These changes could affect upcoming proposals for pipelines, tar sands projects, mines, small and large energy ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Tsilhqot’in v. Taseko and smart litigation

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 West Coast Environmental Law congratulates the Tsilhqot’in First Nation on its most recent court win in its efforts to protect Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) from the development of Taseko’s Prosperity (now called “New Prosperity”) mine.  Last week lawyers for the Tsilhqot’in and Taseko tangled in court, with the Tsilhqot’in coming away ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Oops! HDI is more of an uncle to Taseko than a parent

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 In a recent story we reported that Mr. Jason Quigley, formerly of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and Fisheries and Oceans Canada, was now employed by Hunter Dickinson Inc. (HDI), and raised concerns that there might be an appearance that this employment relationship would assist Taseko Mines Ltd., a company connected ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Revolving doors and New Prosperity’s new employee

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 While Taseko’s “New Prosperity” mine may be “new” in name only, the companies involved do have at least one “new” employee. Jason T. Quigley is now the Executive Vice President of Regulatory and Stakeholder Affairs of Taseko Mines Ltd.’s parent company, Hunter Dickinson Inc. (HDI). Until recently, Quigley was employed as ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: For the Ecotourism Industry and Tsilhqot’in First Nation of Taseko Lake; ‘No’ Means No

Thursday, September 15, 2011 The strongest arguments bolstering economic and political support for Taseko Mines Limited’s ‘New Prosperity’ project description is the jobs that will be created for residents in the region.  On a trip back to Taseko Lake where she has worked in summers past, legal intern Anna Novacek reflects on discussions with those ...