Two new reports outline the catastrophic consequences of a tailings dam failure SEATTLE, Wash. – The dams containing toxic waste generated by British Columbia’s Copper Mountain mine have an unacceptable probability of failing and inundating B.C. and Washington rivers and communities with poisonous sludge, according to two newly released reports. The mine, located just 25 … Continued
News Category: Healthy Watersheds
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
The newly formed Local Actions Non-Dam Alternative (LAND) steering committee is looking to develop holistic and sustainable flood reduction projects in the Chehalis Basin. Over the last two decades, flooding events in the Chehalis River Basin have been alarming and hazardous for many local communities. The Chehalis River Alliance supports a non-dam alternative and released … Continued
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.
WILD NW Action Alert #314: Ask state lawmakers to sign a letter calling for mining reform in British Columbia to protect Washington waters.
Washington must demand action from British Columbia on mining regulatory reform before it’s too late.
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.
A panel discussion with important stakeholders about the threat of B.C. mining operations to transboundary watersheds, salmon & communities, co-hosted by Conservation Northwest and Salmon Beyond Borders.
Resolution sponsored by NWF’s Washington and Alaska affiliates calls on Congress to pressure pressure Canadian officials to strengthen mining protections.