Southeast Alaska’s Tlingit-Haida Central Council is increasing its opposition to mines just across the border in British Columbia.
A new copper and gold mine in Southeast Alaska’s Stikine River watershed is a significant step closer to opening.
A government investigation says poor design led to last summer’s catastrophic failure of British Columbia’s Mount Polley Mine tailings pond.
British Columbia officials say they understand why Alaskans are concerned about new mines planned for transboundary rivers. But critics on this side of the border say they’re not doing anything about it.