North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd. (TSXV:NTC) announced that the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board has released its final screening report for the company’s Yukon-based MacMillan Pass tungsten property, recommending that it “be allowed to proceed without [further] review.”

As quoted in the press release:

According to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act, the final step in the environmental assessment process will be the release within 60 days of a Decision Document by the territorial and federal governments. Like the Final Screening Report, the Decision Document will contain conditions governing operations at Mactung and a list of proponent commitments.

Kurt Heikkila, chairman and CEO of North American Tungsten, commented:

Approval by YESAB represents an important milestone in our efforts to bring the Mactung Project into production.

This unique mineral property will be developed in due course in an environmentally sensitive way with extraction and milling processes that will minimize the mine’s footprint on the surrounding lands. As YESAB recognized, NTC is committed to responsible stewardship of the property. Mactung is located on lands that have been used traditionally by First Nations including the Kaska Dena and the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun. Through their participation in public hearings and face-to-face meetings, the Kaska Dena, their traditional knowledge team from the Ross River Dena Council, and the Ross River elders have enabled us to better appreciate what responsible land stewardship means to traditional communities. We will continue to work with them and learn from them and their communities.

Click here to read the full North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd. (TSXV:NTC) press release.