Saturday, August 19, 2017
Imperial Mines renewed attack on Clayoquot Sound
The flip side to the 2017 Tofino Summer Jam is the glaring reminder that Imperial Metals still wants to blow the top off Catface mountain and turn it into an open pit mine. I kid you not. Catface Mountain is at Tofino in the middle of Clayoquot sound. They want to turn a protected biosphere into a toxic mess to make a relatively insignificant amount of money on an open pit copper mine. The insane plot just isn't worth it. The Mount Polley disaster was also Imperial Metals.
Ucluelet is right beside Tonino and is the home of the Broken Islands. The boat launch had to be closed a while ago because they found arsenic, selenium and cobalt from an old iron ore mine which effects everything in that area including all the shellfish. We need to Think Sustainability.
Keep an eye on Clayoquot Action. The reckless gluttony needs to stop.