Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Federal Agency Dismisses Complaint against Seabridge Gold Project

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Federal Agency Dismisses Complaint against Seabridge Gold Project

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Complaint dismissed against Seabridge project

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TORONTO - Seabridge Gold Inc. (TSX:SEA) says a federal agency has dismissed a complaint by Alaskan conservationists against the company's massive KSM mining project in northern British Columbia.

The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council had appealed to Canada's National Contact Point within Global Affairs Canada to look into whether the company had violated international guidelines on consultations with stakeholders, due diligence on environmental and human rights impacts, and disclosure of mitigation plans.

The group is concerned that the proposed KSM mine, which is one of the largest undeveloped gold projects in the world and sits about 35 kilometres from the Alaskan border, would threaten the wild salmon habitat downstream in Alaska.

Canada's National Contact Point, which promotes the OECD guidelines on multinational companies, decided it wouldn't benefit from getting involved in the dispute. …

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