The mine’s environmental assessment predates the Mount Polley disaster. If the extension is granted, the assessment would be 12 years old by the time the developer got started.
The letter urges British Columbia to do a better job regulating hard rock and coal mines in transboundary watersheds. It was signed by eight U.S. senators from four border states, including Alaska.
Mineral exploration companies claim they’re finding more and higher-grade ore across the border in British Columbia. But more drilling doesn’t necessarily mean more development.
An Alaska environmental group has lost its appeal of a large Canadian mine planned for just across the border.
Developers of British Columbia’s controversial Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell deposit say they’ve found more gold. That could increase its value and help attract investors.
What happens when a mining company goes looking for gold? Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at one of British Columbia’s most controversial transboundary mines.
A new report from two environmental groups claims the proposed KSM gold and copper mine northeast of Ketchikan is too risky and too expensive to build.
A controversial mine near Southeast Alaska’s border won approval from Canada’s federal government on Friday. That worries critics, who say the development could pollute salmon-bearing rivers.
Transboundary mine critics are trying a new tactic in their opposition to the KSM mine. They’re telling investors it’s a bad place to put their money.
Monday’s tailings dam failure could threaten Southeast Alaska salmon fisheries. Critics say similar dams closer to the border could suffer the same fate.