New plans to reform land uses and meet promises to Indigenous communities could double the amount of protected areas in British Columbia Following up on a promise made in 2021, the British Columbian government recently announced a strategic plan that could have enormous positive effects on biodiversity, old-growth forests and ecological integrity if implemented as … Continued
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Upper and Lower Similkameen’s frustration has reached a boiling point with the breakdown of talks ahead of the acquisition of Copper Mountain Mining Corporation by Hudbay Minerals Inc.
Risks escalating due to more frequent catastrophic weather events related to climate change. SEATTLE – British Columbia’s rapidly accelerating mining boom – and the dangerous waste that accompanies it – threaten communities and watersheds in neighboring states, including Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Montana according to a new report. Climate-fueled floods and disasters are exacerbating the threats … Continued
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2022 Seattle, WA – U.S.-based conservation groups welcome the Jan. 19 news of a great win resolving the threat of B.C. mining in the so-called “Donut Hole” of the Upper Skagit River, that flows from British Columbia (B.C.) into Washington state. Due … Continued
We need to heal and learn together, lifting one another up for a better future we all deserve, one which was stolen from these 215 children…and so many others.
Use our action form to contact BC Premier John Horgan and other provincial ministers stating your opposition to mining in the Skagit Headwaters.
Letter from WA Legislators to B.C. Premier John Horgan highlights transboundary threats from industrial mines and tailings dams, calls for reform.
A dozen groups sent a letter to Governor Inslee asking him to call on B.C.’s provincial government in Victoria to better regulate mines that threaten Washington rivers and downstream fish, wildlife and communities.
Resolution sponsored by NWF’s Washington and Alaska affiliates calls on Congress to pressure pressure Canadian officials to strengthen mining protections.
“We applaud the Service’s ruling affirming the Endangered status of southern mountain caribou, a unique ecotype of woodland caribou,” said Joe Scott, Conservation Northwest International Programs Director.