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Resource projects fought by First Nations in B.C.

Some key resource projects now being fought by first nations in British Columbia:

  • The Sacred Headwaters, an area about 100 kilometres southeast of Iskut, contains the Mount Klappan coal deposit, one of the world's largest undeveloped stocks of high-quality anthracite coal. The Tahltan band opposes a Fortune Minerals mine there and is also against coal-bed methane extraction throughout the region, proposed by Shell Canada Ltd.
  • Several bands west of Williams Lake are trying to block a plan by Taseko Mines Ltd. to develop an open-pit copper and gold mine. The mine would destroy Fish Lake, but the company has promised to build a new lake and stock it with trout.
  • The West Moberly Band went to the Supreme Court of B.C. to halt a test mining project, by First Coal Corp., southwest of Chetwynd. The court ruled the government had failed to properly consult and must work with the band on a plan to save endangered caribou that winter near the proposed coal-mine site.

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