New potash mine to partner with First Nation – Regina Leader-Post

by aanationtalk on December 18, 2012718 Views

DECEMBER 18, 2012

Federal regulators want to hear from the public about a plan to build a $2.4-billion potash mine on aboriginal land north of Regina.

The joint proposal is being put forward by Encanto Resources Ltd. and the Muskowekwan First Nation under the name First Potash Ventures.

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency says it must decide if a formal review of the mine is needed and people have until Jan. 3 to comment.

Encanto Potash Corp. CEO James Walchuck said he expects the agency will call for a full environmental assessment and is confident it would meet federal and Saskatchewan government regulatory requirements.

He said both levels of government are keen on the project.

“We have wonderful support, both federal and provincial, it is quite amazing,” Walchuck said Monday from Vancouver.

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