I received the following email from the Sierra Club celebrating the rejection of the proposed New Prosperity Mine:
Uncork the bubbly – we won Fish Lake!
Just a few hours ago, the federal government rejected the proposed New Prosperity Mine. The Cabinet upheld the scathing findings of the environmental panel, which found that the mine would have significant and irreversible impact on fish habitat, water quality and Aboriginal rights.
Eldy, thank you so much for being part of this victory! We’re so proud of you and all of our Sierra family. It took nearly a decade to get to this moment, and at times it seemed that we had to prove the obvious over and over again. Without your commitment and staying power, Fish Lake would be slated for destruction.
Of course there is more work to do. We need to restore the strong level of protection that was removed from our Fisheries Act in 2013. We also need to bring B.C.’s mining legislation into the 21st century. But for today, we’re taking the time to celebrate.
People working together is an unbeatable power. Thank you for being part of it.
For the land and waters,
Sierra Club BC