Children re-enacting dying fish will be dropped from Taseko's environmental review

The Globe and Mail notes that rules for the second environmental review of Taseko Mine's Prosperity project has been tightened up, and the panel will use more objectivity and less spirituality when deciding if the mine will go ahead.

Taseko president, Russell Hallbauer, wrote that the first review, that resulted in the company's project getting dumped over a year ago, was not fair:

The panel gave “priority status to the interests and perspectives” of first nations by allowing aboriginal prayer ceremonies at the opening of the hearings, he wrote. And science was given short shrift when the panel allowed a group of kindergarten children to present a play “in which the children wore fish cut-outs on their heads, moved around the floor, and then all fall over simultaneously, symbolizing the death of the fish.”

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