A Southeast Alaska tribal organization is using a trade-sanctions threat to push federal officials into providing stronger protections for regional fisheries.
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.
Alaska and British Columbia officials signed a statement of cooperation Thursday aimed at protecting rivers that flow through the province and the state.
Canadian regulators say the Tulsequah Chief Project, near Juneau, has agreed to reduce pollution leaking into a nearby river. But the mine won’t have to restart a shuttered water-treatment plant.
British Columbia is telling owners of a leaky mine that it’s time to stop polluting a river that flows into Alaska. Provincial officials on Nov. 10 notified the Tulsequah Chief Mine that it’s out of compliance with its permits
A dam failure at a British Columbia mine shows what could happen at proposed near-border mines. But some tribal governments strongly support development.