Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver – First Nations leaders are pleased with yesterday’s decision by the federal government to again reject the Taseko Mines Limited (TML) New Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine project proposal.

“We are extremely pleased that the federal government accepted the conclusions of the second federal review panel and clearly recognized that the tweaking of TML’s original proposal did nothing to mitigate the potential for an environmental and cultural disaster”, said Grand Chief Edward John of the First Nations Summit (FNS) political executive.

“We have seen two federal review panel processes and two strong rejections. It is undoubtedly time for TML, as well as the federal and provincial governments, to clearly recognize this is the end of the road for this proposed project once and for all”, added Chief John.