Petersburg Pilot -

By Ben Muir 

Assembly supports Boundary Waters Treaty

 

October 12, 2017



An Alaskan campaign to protect fish from harmful mine runoff is not anti mining, it just wants a seat at the table, and the Petersburg Assembly agreed last week.

The assembly approved a resolution in support of the enforcement of the Boundary Waters Treaty in the Southeast Alaska and British Columbia transboundary region.

Salmon Beyond Borders has been touring Southeast Alaska, coaxing local governments to support a resolution to

protect against pollution from mines, said Melanie Brown, a coordinator with the group.

Brown said the organization is afraid of acid runoff from mines flowing...



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