The resolution asks for a pause on permitting for new mine projects until there’s an agreement between the U.S. and Canada on protecting rivers from mining pollution.
Officials from both Alaska and Canada presented findings from a joint water monitoring study on three transboundary rivers.
Alaska’s U.S. senators hosted members of an international commission charged with investigating transboundary water disputes in Juneau on Monday.
British Columbia is taking steps to fully clean up the abandoned Tulsequah Chief Mine. The defunct Canadian mine upstream from the Taku River has been leaching acid for more than 60 years.
Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallot and U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan met with Canadian officials to press for more U.S. input on transboundary mines.
Petersburg’s borough Assembly Monday passed a resolution seeking enforceable protections against pollution from mines in British Columbia on rivers that flow into Southeast Alaska. Meanwhile, Alaska’s lieutenant governor said he is raising the issue with both provincial and federal governments. https://kfsk-org.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/02MINERESPSGweb.mp3 The group Salmon Beyond Borders is asking municipal governments in Southeast Alaska this year…
Southeast Alaska tribal groups are calling for cleanup of British Columbia’s long-abandoned Tulsequah Chief Mine. The call comes as a Canadian investment firm shops the prospect to potential new owner.
British Columbia says it will stop polluted Tulsequah Chief Mine water from entering a salmon-rich river that flows into Southeast Alaska near Juneau.
The company trying to reopen the controversial Tulsequah Chief Mine, upstream from Juneau, is being taken over by an investor. An environmental cleanup may be left to the British Columbia government.
Options for stopping pollution leaking out of B.C.’s Tulsequah Chief Mine seem to be difficult and expensive. The mine is northeast of Juneau.