Updated at May 192021-04-17T00:47:09.956Z, 2021expertise and extra equipment where capacity allows — understanding tha, at 9:25 a.m. PT: This article has been updated to clarify that at-risk steelhead and salmon habitat threatened by the Copper Mountain mine is in the Okanagan-Columbia watershed not the Similkameen River itself as previously reported.
B.Cs inauguration a.’s mineral resources are sought after to support the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, but the province’s mining rules and regulations — some of which date back to the 1800s — have left a patchwork of dangerous and polluting mines across the province, according to a new report released Monday by SkeenaWild Conservation Trust and the BC Mining Law Reform Network.
The report highlights 12 operating:1622668883907,, closed and proposed mines in B.C. that are either currently polluting or have high potential to do so.
“We agree to environmental harms when we agree to miningone-size-fits-all solution., but they can be better regulated and we can have measures in place so that communities and watersheds are less at risk,” Nikki Skuce, director of Northern Confluence and co-founder of the BC Mining Law Reform Network, said in an interview.