AUDIO: Jens Wieting talks about new Mt. Polley permit

Yesterday the B.C. government gave Imperial Metals a permit to discharge waste water from their temporary pit to avoid a new catastrophe at Mount Polley.

Forests and climate campaigner, Jens Wieting, talks to CBC about this decision and its implications. “On the Coast,” Nov. 30, 1 hour 16 minutes into the program.

The province allowed mining operations to resume without long-term safeguards in place, only patchwork measures. Meanwhile, in Brazil the government is suing the company responsible for the recent mining disaster there for $5 billion.

Read some background in the Times Colonist..