Permitting of “Wet” Mine Tailings Impoundment Facilities in British Columbia and B.C.-Alaska Transboundary Watersheds
Statement of opposition by a large and diverse group of Canadians and Americans calling on the British Columbia government to halt the permitting of wet tailings facilities for new and proposed mines in B.C. based on the Independent Expert Panel recommendations on the Mount Polley mine tailings disaster.
Letter of Concern to the Alaska congressional delegation and the U.S. Department of State
A letter from Alaskan commercial and sport fishing groups, businesses, communities, tribes, conservation groups and individuals concerned that mining development in northwest British Columbia poses significant risks to downstream Alaskan interests, including water quality, customary and traditional fishing and hunting, commercial and sport fisheries and tourism. The groups request assistance and leadership from the Alaska Congressional Delegation and the U.S. Department of State to identify appropriate mechanisms to provide specific guarantees the natural resources Alaskans depend on will not be harmed by upstream development.
Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska Resolution on Negative Effects of Canadian Transboundary Mining
Stikine River Mining Activity Risk Assessment
A comprehensive and critical review of the environmental effects monitoring programs for the proposed Galore and Shaft Creek mines in the Iskut-Stikine watershed, from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Salmon Beyond Borders
Salmon Beyond Borders provides information on the mining boom in northwest British Columbia that could threaten Southeast Alaska’s salmon, rivers, fishing and tourism jobs, and unique way of life.
US Copper Porphyry Mines
An Earthworks report compiling the record of pipeline, seepage control and tailings impoundment failures at operating copper porphyry mines in the U.S., and documenting associated water quality impacts.
Scientist Letter of Concern About Proposed Development in the Transboundary Watersheds
A letter from 36 scientists to Premier Christy Clark asking for her leadership to balance impending industrial development in northwest B.C. with the outstanding fish, wildlife and ecological values of this largely pristine region.
Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska Resolution for a United Tribal Transboundary Mining Workgroup
Letter of Concern from the Alaska Congressional Delegation to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry
A letter of concern from the Alaska congressional delegation to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry about the proposed development of several hardrock mines in British Columbia and water quality in transboundary rivers that flow from Canada into Southeast Alaska.
Acid Mine Drainage and Effects on Fish Health and Ecology
A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage Field Office, report on acid mine drainage and the substantial risks that AMD poses to fisheries.