Feds to look into transboundary mining dispute
January 4, 2018
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The federal government says it will look into a transboundary mining issue affecting Alaska and Canada.
CoastAlaska News reports the U.S. State Department says in a letter to Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott that it acknowledges Alaska residents’ concerns over pollution coming from British Columbia mines.
The department says in a letter released Dec. 28 that it will work with Canadian officials to protect the salmon-rich, cross-boundary watersheds.
Before this, the department had said it would not get involved with the issue.
Senior Transboundary Mines Adviser Barbara Blake...