Wrangell’s assembly has unanimously called on Canadian regulators to immediately pause permitting, development and expansion of mines upstream from Southeast Alaska’s waterways. It’s also asking the provincial government of British Columbia to permanently ban the practice of storing liquid mine waste behind earthen dams.
The massive tailings dam at the Mount Polley Mine in British Columbia failed six years ago this week. An effort to create global industry standards for mine waste has emerged since then, but there are concerns that the new standards don’t go far enough to protect communities downstream. The Global Tailings Review effort launched more than…
American Rivers, a national advocacy group opposed to mining and energy development in wilderness areas, says the two Southeast Alaska rivers are “at a crossroads.”
The Red Chris copper and gold mine in the Stikine River watershed has been operating on a temporary environmental permit since February.
Southeast Alaska’s Tlingit-Haida Central Council is increasing its opposition to mines just across the border in British Columbia.
British Columbia recently granted provisional environmental approval to the Brucejack mine project, putting another gold mine upstream from Southeast Alaska a step closer to opening.
A new Walker-Mallott administration working group is addressing British Columbia’s mining boom near its border with Alaska. But the group is not ready to take the stands mine critics hope for.
A new copper and gold mine in Southeast Alaska’s Stikine River watershed is a significant step closer to opening.
Juneau has joined a growing number of communities to call for an international panel to review mines along the U.S.-Canada border near Southeast Alaska.
As Southeast Alaskans become more concerned about mine development in British Columbia, a copper and gold mine in the Stikine River watershed is expected to start full operations next month. But an independent review of its tailings facility found issues with the design.