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Series of Canadian mines pose threat to Alaskan waters, group asserts


Erik LeDuc / Petersburg Pilot

Jill White of Salmon Beyond Borders spoke to Petersburg residents on the group's intended actions.

Alaskan opponents of a series of proposed Canadian mines paid a visit to Petersburg on Oct. 29, presenting information and action options to a crowd of 28 in the Wright Auditorium.

The group, Salmon Beyond Borders, intends to gather signatures and support for Secretary of State John Kerry to act under the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909, a document that sets forth mutual water use, flow and quality standards between Canada and the U.S. – and SBB's proposal hinges upon a single sentence in Article IV of the document, stating "that the waters herein defined as boundary waters and waters flow...

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