STOP MOUNT POLLEY MINE WASTE WATER DISCHARGE VIA A PIPELINE INTO THE PRISTINE WATERS OF QUESNEL LAKE.
The goal of the Concerned Citizens of Quesnel Lake (CCQL) is to stop further pollution of Quesnel Lake, claimed to be the deepest fjordal lake in the world. We have has launched an Environmental Appeal against the British Columbia (BC) Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.
We have the support of a legal team,a group of scientific experts, West Coast Environmental Law (WCEL) and Mining Watch, but we need your financial support to win the appeal.
The donated funds will be used to pay for expert scientific opinions and the legal cost to take the appeal to the BC Appeal Board.
Quesnel Lake is a glacial lake in BC, Canada and a major tertiary of the Fraser River, with a maximum depth of 610 metres ( although the true depth is unknown). Quesnel Lake is a trophy lake because live bait or barbed hooks are not allowed. Catch-and-release restrictions apply to Steelhead fish, Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden and other lake trout (Char) are common. Quesnel Lake is part of the Adams River and Chilcotin Salmon Run. Quesnel Lake also provides a home to a huge number of other animal species.
CCQL is a group of approximately 40 home owners, who were devastated when the Mount Polley Mine dam collapsed creating biggest environmental mining disaster in Canada's history. 24million cubic metres of toxic mine waste was released into Quesnel Lake.
CCQL formed to try and save Quesnel Lake from any further assaults from Mount Polley mine waste.
The CCQL website and social media sites have been created, along with a billboard and newspaper ads.
Our efforts have been supported by the CCQL members.
In April 2017 the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy released an approved permit, allowing the continued discharge into Quesnel Lake for at least the next 5 years and beyond.
The only avenue we have remaining to protect Quesnel Lake is to launch an Environmental Management Act appeal.
YOU CAN HELP SAVE QUESNEL LAKE BY DONATING TO CCQL.
If you have questions, please email us at [email redacted]
- Don & Jan Barnes
- Helen Englund
- Fair Mining Collaborative
- Lynette Bender
- Don Barnes
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