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Kaska Nation sues gov’ts over assessment of Kudz Ze Kayah mine – CBC

Jul 27, 2022

Lawsuit states rights and title have been ‘completely ignored’ by governments

The Kaska Nation is taking governments to court over a recent decision to approve an assessment of a proposed hardrock mine in southeast Yukon.

According to a recent civil lawsuit submitted in Federal Court, the Yukon and federal governments breached procedural fairness and principles of justice by greenlighting the environmental and socio-economic assessment of the Kudz Ze Kayah project, proposed in the northern Pelly Mountains.

Vancouver-based BMC Minerals, the company behind the project, wants to extract 1.8 million tonnes of zinc, 350,000 tonnes of lead and 600,000 tonnes of copper deposits over 10 years at the proposed site. At peak production, the mine will be capable of housing 250 workers.

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