Conservation planning

WCS Canada Comments on Draft Environmental and Socioeconomic Effects Statement Guidelines (ESE Guidelines) for the Proposed Casino Mine Project in Yukon

Reid, D.


Abstract

An impact assessment screening is soon to occur, undertaken by the full Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (YESAB), regarding the proposed Casino copper-gold mine, in west-central Yukon. This would be a massive project, among the largest copper mines globally, with a tailings facility alone estimated at 11 square kilometres. YESAB has produced draft environmental and socio-economic effects (ESE) statement guidelines that the proponent, Casino Mining Corp, will need to follow and fulfill so as to satisfy required information submission to the Board for the impact assessment screening. Casino is expected to submit its proposal to YESAB in summer 2023. In this review of the draft ESE guidelines, we recommend some changes and additions that we think are necessary to provide the Board and the public with more comprehensive and detailed information required for a valid impact assessment

Recommended citation

Reid, D. (2023). WCS Canada Comments on Draft Environmental and Socioeconomic Effects Statement Guidelines (ESE Guidelines) for the Proposed Casino Mine Project in Yukon. WCS Canada. https://global.wcs.org/Resources/Publications/Publications-Search-II/ctl/view/mid/13340/pubid/DMX4571100000.aspx

Donald Reid

Donald Reid

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