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Salmon Beyond Borders and SEITC working to create united front against transboundary mining

 

September 12, 2019

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

Tis Peterman, SEITC, and Breanna Walker, Salmon Beyond Borders, at last Thursday's Wrangell Community Night.

For many people in Southeast Alaska, mining operations in nearby British Columbia is a source of concern. While these mines are across the border in Canadian jurisdiction, many of them are located in the watersheds of rivers that cross back into Alaska. Should an accident or pollution occur at these mines, whatever flows downriver could have a major impact on the lives and livelihoods of many people, Canadian and Alaskan.

Salmon Beyond Borders is one Southeast Alaskan organization campaigning to raise awareness around transboundary mining and to pursue policy changes to better protect river...



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