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...