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From Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency to Taseko Mines Limited re: Response to letter dated August 9, 2017, regarding the Notice of Work Exploration Permit MX-3-131 (see reference document # 1192)

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
160 Elgin St., 22nd floor
Ottawa ON K1A 0H3

Agence canadienne d'évaluation environnementale
160, rue Elgin, 22e étage
Ottawa ON K1A 0H3

August 11, 2017

Agency File No.: 63928

Mr. Russel E. Hallbauer, P. Eng.
President & CEO
Taseko Mines Limited
15 th Floor, 1040 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 4H1

Sent via email: RHallbauer@tasekomines.com

SUBJECT: Response to your letter dated August 9, 2017.

Dear Mr. Hallbauer:

I write further to your letter of August 9, 2017, which I received from my litigation counsel. I note that I have not received a copy directly.

Please confirm that Taseko Mines Limited will not proceed with any work pursuant to the British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Permit Number MX-3-131, dated July 14, 2017, in whole or in part, unless and until you have obtained a positive federal environmental assessment decision for the New Prosperity Project.

Sincerely,

<Original signed by>

Michel K. Vitou
Chief of Compliance and Enforcement
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

cc: Brian Battison, Vice President, Taseko Mines Limited
Lisa Walls, Regional Director, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
J.P. Laplante, Mining, Oil and Gas Manager, Tsilhqot'in National Government
Rick Adams, Senior Inspector of Mines – Permitting, British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines
Paul Craven, Executive Director, Policy and Quality Assurance, British Columbia Ministry of Environment
Shelley Murphy, Executive Project Director, British Columbia Ministry of Environment

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