PROTEST AGAINST IMPERIAL METALS
The BC Government is expected to soon grant Imperial Metals a permit to discharge tailings at the Red Chris Mine site in the Sacred Headwaters area of northwestern BC. This area is one of the last intact ecosystems and source of the Skeena, Nass and Stikine Rivers. Approval of this permit is the final step Imperial Metals needs to begin large-scale industrial mining at the Red Chris Mine. Do you think this is a good idea?
Did you know that Imperial Metals operates the Mount Polley Mine, site of the August 2014 tailings pond spill, one of the biggest environmental disasters in modern Canadian history? The tailings pond proposed for the Red Chris Mine is based on the same design as the one that failed at the Mount Polley Mine. An outside review of the Red Chris Mine tailings pond has cited technical design flaws. Do you trust the safety record of Imperial Metals?
Indications are the BC Government will provide the final mining permit to Imperial Metals early in 2015. There has been further speculation that Imperial Metals will use the profits from the Red Chris Mine operation to finance two other mine projects in Clayoquot Sound. Do you remember the historic fight to protect Clayoquot?
Send a clear message to the BC Government before it issues a permit for Imperial Metals to start operating its Red Chris Mine in the Sacred Headwaters. We do not want another Mount Polley disaster, or worse! Take action now!
Stand firmly against this mining operation and destruction of the Sacred Headwaters, yet another pristine Canadian and BC wilderness. Join us in an act of peaceful solidarity to show the BC Government and Imperial Metals that we are opposed to corporations implementing more mining, tailings ponds, and further degradation of our environment.
WHEN / WHERE ?
January 22, 2015, 12-1:30 pm
on the sidewalk outside the offices of Imperial Metals at 580 Hornby Street
Environment Committee / Social Justice Committee
Unitarian Church of Vancouver