Avanti Mining Inc. (TSXV:AVT) has been granted an Environmental Assessment Certificate from the British Columbia Minister of Environment and the Minister of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas, for the Kitsault molybdenum mine near Prince Rupert.
As quoted in the press release:
The decision was made after the review led by the BC Environmental Assessment Office (“EAO”) that concluded the project is not expected to result in any significant adverse effects based on the mitigation measures and conditions of the EAC. The EAO and Ministers concluded that the Crown’s obligation to consult with First Nations and the Nisga’a Nation under Chapter 10 of the Nisga’a Final Agreement had been met.
Avanti Mining President and CEO Craig J. Nelsen said:
We are delighted with the decision by the BC Government and await a similar approval from the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency under their joint review memorandum. We continue to reach out to First Nations and the Nisga’a Nation to work constructively toward implementing the requirements set forth in the EAC.