By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

Transboundary river protectors seek recognition by British Columbia


December 7, 2022

A Southeast advocacy group dedicated to protecting the transboundary rivers that flow from Canada through Alaska to the sea want the British Columbia government to work with Alaska Indigenous people on mine permits the same as tribal members on the other side of the border.

The group’s immediate concern is permitting of mines in British Columbia in the watersheds of the Stikine, Unuk and Taku rivers. The group fears any mine pollution will flow downriver, harming fisheries and other habitat.

Under a 3-year-old law in British Columbia, the province has agreed to abide by the standards set out i...

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