A 22-page final report released on Thursday culminates two years of data collected from water, sediment and fish tissue in three transboundary watersheds that straddle the frontier. And now, Alaska and British Columbia governments say their work is done.
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.
The U.S. State Department has taken a role in the transboundary mine controversy. A representative will be part of an Alaska stakeholders meeting June 1 in Juneau.
More than 30 representatives met recently at the Tulalip Indian Reservation, between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Southeast Alaska saw some major trends and events in 2017. They ranged from cruise ship passenger increases to budget decreases to labor battles to murder investigations.
An Alaska environmental group has lost its appeal of a large Canadian mine planned for just across the border.
Alaska leaders want Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to push Canadian officials to better protect Southeast fisheries from British Columbia mine projects.
Tribal groups from opposite ends of the state have formed an alliance to fight mines they say threaten traditional fisheries.
A Southeast Alaska tribal organization is using a trade-sanctions threat to push federal officials into providing stronger protections for regional fisheries.
A new gold mine has gone into production near British Columbia’s border with Southeast Alaska. It’s one of several prospects under exploration near creeks or rivers that flow into the region.