Vancouver BC, August 19, 2014: Pacific Booker Minerals Inc. is announcing that the Honourable Mary Polak, Minister of Environment, has suspended the environmental assessment of the Morrison Copper/Gold project pending the outcome of the Independent Expert Engineering Investigation and Review Panel in relation to the tailings dam breach at the Mt. Polley mine, which was announced yesterday by the Minister of Energy and Mines, the Honourable Bill Bennett.
Under the BC Environmental Assessment Act (“EAA”), the Minister of Environment can suspend an assessment until the outcome of any investigation, inquiry, hearing or other process that is being conducted by the Government of British Columbia and is material to the assessment.
The Company will comply with all the recommendations made by the Independent Expert Engineering Investigation and Review Panel and will construct and operate the Morrison mine in compliance with industry best practices, using proven technology and in full compliance with all permit requirements.
The Company wishes to emphasize that it is committed to bringing the proposed Morrison Copper/Gold Project to commercial production.
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On Behalf of the Board of Directors
Erik Tornquist, Director
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