Mining and Sustainability

Environmental Groups Win Court Challenge by Mining Company

Environmental Groups Win Court Challenge by Mining Company

Yellowknife (NWT) – Northerners concerned about the impact of a newly-reopened mine won a victory in the NWT Supreme Court Friday in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The court ruled that North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd. must undergo an environmental assessment, as ordered by the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board. The company operates the CanTung tungsten mine, upstream of the Nahanni National Park Reserve.

Stay Jeopardizes Mining Company’s Ability to Conduct Needed Environmental Work in Time

29/1/03

Stay Jeopardizes Mining Company’s Ability to Conduct Needed Environmental Work in Time

North American Tungsten Company Limited (NATCL) has persuaded a judge in NWT Court of Appeal in Yellowknife to order a temporary halt on an environmental assessment of its operation. The company operates the CanTung tungsten mine, located near Nahanni National Park Reserve.

New Independent Report Confirms Taxpayers at Risk From Cantung Mine

6 March 2003

New Independent Report Confirms Taxpayers at Risk From Cantung Mine

The Canadian Arctic Resources Committee (CARC) and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, NWT Chapter (CPAWS-NWT) are urging that immediate action be taken to protect taxpayers from the clean-up costs at the Cantung mine site.

Opening Statement on the De Beers Snap Lake Project

Yellowknife NT, April 28, 2003

Opening Statement on the De Beers Snap Lake Project to the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board

We wish to thank the Board for the opportunity to make an opening statement as part of the public hearings on the Snap Lake project.  Our presentation is structured as follows:

Diamonds and Sustainable Development?

Diamonds and Sustainable Development?

CARC was recently invited, along with senior government and industry representatives, to discuss the sustainability of diamond mining in Canada’s north. The invitation recognizes the fact that CARC was the only NGO actively involved in the environmental assessment of Canada’s first diamond mine, and continues to be involved in mining issues in the northern territories.

This column is an adaptation of the presentation given by CARC’s executive director, Karen Wristen, to the Workshop for Sustainable Development in the Diamond Mining Sector, hosted by Environment Canada in Ottawa on June 5/6, 2003.

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