I have received another take action alert from the Wilderness Committee to share:
Right now is our best chance to save Fish Lake for all time!
I have just returned from the amazingly beautiful wild country around Fish Lake on BC’s Chilcotin Plateau, which is part of Tsilhqot’in Nation territory. Now, I have an urgent request for you.
The campaign to save Fish Lake from Taseko Mining Company’s proposed “New Prosperity” open pit mine is quickly coming to a critical point. The federal environmental assessment panel has just completed its review of the mine project and will soon be handing its findings to Canada’s Environment Minister for a final decision. Now is the time to get as many letters as possible in to Canada’s Environment Minister demanding that Taseko’s proposed mine be turned down, and that Fish Lake be saved.
The Tsilhqot’in National Government is strongly opposed to the New Prosperity mine proposal, and have said that it infringes on their aboriginal rights. To see what’s at stake and find out what the Tsilhqot’in people are doing to protect their territory, please check out this short video that we produced after my recent trip.
Help us spread the word! Share this action alert far and wide.
We want our government to see that people all across Canada want Fish Lake to be saved. And we want Ottawa to understand that the whole world is watching, too – so please forward this to your friends, family, colleagues and interested organizations worldwide.
Together we can protect Fish Lake and the rest of the Tsilhqot’in people’s beautiful territory.
For the wild,
Joe Foy | National Campaign Director