The Lake Babine Nation says it “categorically rejects” the Morrison Mine project.
The Pacific Booker Minerals proposed mine site is 100m away from Morrison Lake, which Chief Wilf Adam says is an important Skeena salmon habitat.
Adam says the mine violates the Lake Babine Nation’s Aboriginal title and rights.
He says the LBN isn’t against development, but they have to make environmental concerns a priority.
In 2012 the province rejected the mine due to environmental concerns as well as Aboriginal title claims to the area.
But in December 2013 PBM won a court ruling ordering the province to re-evaluate the mine.
Last July, the province completed this reconsideration, and the mine will now undergo “Further Assessment.”
Adam says the LBN continues to oppose the mine as they did from the start of the process in 2012.
He calls on PBM to abandon what he calls a “fundamentally flawed project.”