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.
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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
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
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.
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.
Read our op-ed in The Seattle Times with local tribal and fishing leaders, then join us in taking action for Healthy Watersheds!
WILD NW #300: Send a message to legislators and Gov. Inslee calling on them to pressure B.C. leaders to protect international watersheds from mining disasters.
WILD NW Action Alert #293: It’s time for British Columbia to stop a mining proposal in the heart of the Skagit Headwaters.