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Alaska, British Columbia leaders sign cooperative agreement


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Gov. Bill Walker and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark signed a cooperative agreement Wednesday

committing to work together on issues of shared interest, including addressing concerns about the effect of Canadian mining on waters flowing into Alaska.

The memorandum of

understanding calls for a working group comprised of state and provincial officials that would, among other things, work to develop and implement a joint water-quality

monitoring program and set

up a means of sharing information.

Bill Bennett, the province’s minister of energy and mines, call...

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