who needs democracy when you can have complete environmental destruction? another SLAPP suit

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/mining-firm-takes-on-b-c-environmental-group-in-defamation-court-battle-1.2196389#ixzz3PNTby3b1

Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press
Published Monday, January 19, 2015 7:13PM EST
Last Updated Monday, January 19, 2015 7:27PM EST

 

VANCOUVER — Criticism of a proposed mine by an environmental group and allegations of defamation by the project’s owner have landed both parties in British Columbia Supreme Court.

Taseko Mines Ltd. (TSX:TKO) launched the lawsuit after the Wilderness Committee made claims during a 2012 public comment period that the New Prosperity mine could destroy Fish Lake.

The proposed gold and copper mine, 125 kilometres southwest of Williams Lake, was undergoing a federal environmental assessment when the statements were made.

Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/mining-firm-takes-on-b-c-environmental-group-in-defamation-court-battle-1.2196389#ixzz3PNqr0dAI

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