Here is a share of an email I just got from the Wilderness Committee. A call to action:
“Help Stop a Mining Project from Digging Up Clayoquot Sound
Clayoquot Sound is a major concern for the Wilderness Committee. For over three decades, we’ve been engaged in various public education campaigns advocating for environmental conservation and wilderness preservation in this beautiful region of BC.
The inactive Fandora Gold Mine site is in Tla-o-qui-aht Nation territory within Clayoquot Sound, and the Tla-o-qui-aht Government has said clearly that they are opposed to work permits being issued because they are concerned about potential environmental damage. The Tla-o-qui-aht do not want the inactive Fandora Gold Mine to be re-opened and expanded.
Consequently, we are asking that the BC government not issue any permits to conduct mining-related work in Tla-o-qui-aht territory.
Citizens from all nations and communities have good reason to question proposed mining projects. While some projects can provide community benefits, some can also result in severe environmental impacts that can last for generations. These impacts can be extremely costly in terms of lost natural resources, such as fisheries. Citizens often discover that the mining company responsible has disappeared when the ore runs out, leaving the public to try and come up with the funds to repair the damage.
We have created a letter-writing tool on our website, so that you can contact BC’s Minister of Energy and Mines, the Honourable Rich Coleman, to weigh in on this proposed development. Please visit our letter-writing page now to send a message to Minister Coleman, asking him to support the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and refuse to issue a work permit for the inactive Fandora Gold Mine in Clayoquot Sound.
Joe Foy | National Campaign Director
I am so glad that there are so many valuable groups that keep watch on our environmental threats.
Today’s “stone” is Day 205 more alert, more letters to write, more ways to care