BC Shut Downs, Delays , Revamps
1) Cline Mining, a company that applied to have a mountaintop removal coal mine in the Flathead River Valley Now suing BC for 1/2 Billion
2) B.C.. recently paid $30 million to Boss Power Corp. a uranium company that staked a claim in the Kelowna-Kamloops area when B.C.. decides to ban uranium mining. (Beaverdell)
3) Williams Lake area, First stopped by Ottawa, After BC Govt Approval Now-http://www.vancouversun.com/business/resources/Federal+panel+hands+Taseko+extensive+deficiency/77
4) Kemess North Mine plan denied. Must seek alternative method.
5) http://bc.ctvnews.ca/first-nations-community-split-over-red-chris-mine-1.956893 Red Chris already had an agreement it seems some have changed their minds. On top of that the Idle no more movement from across Canada has suggested they have input on oil and mining projects.
6) Tulsequah Chief mine proposal continues to face significant risks, uncertainties, delays and opposition.
7) Report from Mining industries annual Mineral Exploration Roundup. Vancouver Jan 29/2013
In recent months, we have seen major mining companies pulling back on expansion. Juniors are starving for cash, as the Association for Mineral Exploration B.C.. highlighted in a recent report to the B.C. government. The Fraser Institute’s rolling survey of more than 400 mining executives from around the world, the province has consistently ranked outside the top third of global mining jurisdictions. If mining is to achieve its potential, B.C.’s provincial politicians need to come to the table and start showing leadership.
There is more but I don't think it's necessary. I can see why Lindsay has concerns.