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By Dan Rudy 

Bilateral work group to improve AK-BC mining oversight

 

December 29, 2016



WRANGELL – The governments of Alaska and neighboring province British Columbia initiated their first bilateral working group on transboundary mining and water

quality concerns earlier this month.

In a statement from his office released last week, Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott expressed his appreciation for the meeting, which was one of the measures outlined in a

statement of cooperation the two governments signed in October. The agreement was a next step in the process of addressing concerns among Southeast Alaskan communities about the ecological impacts of sizable Canadian mining...



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