Seabridge Gold sent letters to 10 U.S. conservation groups asking for a full public retraction and correction of the incorrect information (by December 31) regarding the environmental assessment approvals of the KSM Project published in their recent report titled ‘U.S. Pressure Builds for B.C. to Address Upstream Mine Threats’.
The report states that the British Columbia Government gave the go-ahead to the KSM mine without a federal environmental review – This is not true.
The KSM Project underwent a joint BC-Canada environmental assessment as mandated by the BC Environmental Assessment Act and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (1992) respectively. These independent environmental assessment review processes occurred over 70 months between March 2008 and December 2014 and concluded with the receipt of the federal government’s approval as signed by the Minister of Environment on December 19, 2014.
You can read the Minister of the Environment’s Environmental Assessment Decision Statement here.
You can read the letter here