Watershed Watch Signs on to Letter from Scientists that Warns BC Mining Rush Would Harm Alaska and BC Salmon, Clean Water

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Watershed Watch joined with 35 other scientists in a letter to British Columbia Premier Christy Clark today, asking for “her leadership to balance impending industrial development in northwest BC with the outstanding fish, wildlife and ecological values of this largely pristine region.”

The release goes on to state: “Of particular concern are the impacts to clean water and salmon runs in B.C. and southeast Alaska. Spurred by BC Hydro’s Northwest Transmission Line (NTL), which has received environmental approvals, the rush is on to build mines, river-diversion hydroelectric dams and coal-bed methane energy projects that could radically transform the region.” For complete details, see the media release, and supporting documents on the Rivers Without Borders website.

 

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