Taseko Turns to Court for Ruling
By 250 News
Prince George, B.C.- Taseko , the company behind the proposed New Prosperity mine project southwest of Williams Lake, is calling on the courts for action in it’s battle over the environmental review panel’s report, which Taseko says was based on incorrect information.
Taskeo has filed for a judicial review, calling on the court to set aside the panel findings on the issues of seepage and water quality, and to declare that the Panel “failed in certain respects to comply with principles of procedural fairness”.
Taseko maintains Natural Resources Canada, (NRCan) made a major error when determining seepage rates from the tailings facility because the modeling used didn’t take into account a liner that would be part of the facility.
"Taseko had no choice but to file this application in order to comply with a 30 day time limit," says Taseko President and CEO Russell Hallbauer. "But we remain of the view that the federal government should allow the project to proceed to the next stage of detailed permit-level examination and if so the judicial review would not need to proceed," adds Hallbauer.
A judicial review would not prevent the Minister of Environment from approving the project.
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