Assembly approves resolution calling for protection of transboundary rivers
October 28, 2021
The borough assembly acknowledged the life-giving watershed that feeds the Stikine River, which crosses the U.S.-Canada border, in approving a resolution to support efforts to protect Southeast Alaska’s three transboundary waters from mining pollution.
The resolution references the ecosystem, Indigenous people, communities, residents and economies that depend on the health of the Stikine River.
The assembly on Tuesday approved a “Wrangellized” version of a resolution that was originally scheduled for consideration Sept. 28.
“The assembly further calls on federal officials to work...