Wilderness Lake to Tailings Pond: Rubber-stamp
Federal Bureaucrats are allowed to redefine lakes and rivers as "tailing containment facilities" (aka toxic waste dumps for mining debris) and are doing just that to a bunch of lakes and rivers across the country. Awesome.
CBC News visited two examples of Schedule Two lakes. In Newfoundland and Labrador, the Vale Inco company wants to use a prime destination for fishermen known as Sandy Pond to hold tailings from a nickel processing plant.
In northern B.C., Imperial Metals [after winning an appeal that the government had acted illegally by not holding a public environmental review] plans to enclose a remote watershed valley to hold tailings from a gold and copper mine. The valley lies in what the native Tahltan people call the "Sacred Headwaters" of three major salmon rivers. It also serves as spawning grounds for the rainbow trout of Kluela Lake, which is [immediately] downstream from the dump site.