The British Columbia government won’t file charges in the Mount Polley mine disaster. Critics in Southeast say the lack of enforcement action increases their concerns about transboundary mines.
Do dissolved metals from an old Canadian mine threaten Taku River fish? A new state study says “no,” but critics aren’t so sure of the results.
British Columbia’s top auditor says the province has failed to protect the environment from mines and mineral exploration projects.
British Columbia’s Mount Polley Mine, which became a poster child for environmental disasters, will soon begin discharging wastewater.
Canadian regulators say the Tulsequah Chief Project, near Juneau, has agreed to reduce pollution leaking into a nearby river. But the mine won’t have to restart a shuttered water-treatment plant.
British Columbia is telling owners of a leaky mine that it’s time to stop polluting a river that flows into Alaska. Provincial officials on Nov. 10 notified the Tulsequah Chief Mine that it’s out of compliance with its permits
The U.S. State Department will not propose putting Southeast Alaska’s transboundary mine conflict before the International Joint Commission. That’s the U.S.-Canada panel that addresses cross-border water issues.
“What we found for this project of collecting salmon stories and boots from Alaskans throughout the region is that Alaska is united on this issue,” says SEACC Director Malena Marvin.
British Columbia’s top mine official says the province needs to address pollution pouring out of an abandoned tunnel near Juneau.
British Columbia officials travel to Southeast Alaska Aug. 24-27 to discuss concerns about transboundary mines.