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Chieftain plans Taku River barge

...Chieftain's own access report concluded in 2011 that none of the barging options were practical," Chris Zimmer, Alaska Campaign Director of Rivers Without Borders, said in a press release. "The threat of salmon habitat damage from groundings and accidents...
Off the Beaten Path: Notes from the transboundary

...Alaska has no real mechanism to have any say over how these mining projects are developed. Chris Zimmer, the Alaska Campaign Director for Rivers Without Borders, described the British Columbia industrial boom as a "freight train pointed at Southeast...
Alaska, Oregon are ground zero in pot fight

...elections are settled exclusively by mail ballots, "closing the deal" means a two-step process, said Liz Kaufman, campaign director for Yes on 91. People need to mark their ballots, and then turn them in.The campaign is reaching out with TV...
On Ballot Measure 1, how much does money really matter?

...grassroots movement winning the race against a Big Oil-backed goliath? That's an easy question, said Willis Lyford, campaign director of Vote No on One group (one of four groups opposing the repeal) and the senior vice president of the public relations...
State | SB21
Sens Begich, Murkowski call for action on transboundary mines

...potential impacts of the mine.Alaskans can provide public comment on proposed BC mines, said Chris Zimmer, Alaska Campaign Director for Rivers without Borders. But, he added, the Canadian government has no obligation to listen to Alaskan concerns...
State amplifies response to KSM mine

...comprehensive review, and is now being asked to initiate a panel review," he said.Rivers Without Borders Alaska Campaign Director Chris Zimmer said he found the letters encouraging."It is encouraging to see the State take a firmer stand here...
KSM part III: 'A perfect storm' for mining push?

...Those who fear negative effects of the mine say Alaska's review doesn't go far enough. Chris Zimmer, Alaska campaign director for Rivers Without Borders, called it "appallingly cursory."They also say the state doesn't have the money...
Oil companies spend big to oppose tax referendum

...rig by 2015 and a second in 2016, for a total incremental $1 billion investment over five years."The Vote No campaign director Willis Lyford said the group has spent around $2 million."The expenses are high, absolutely," Lyford said...
State | AK legislature
GOP can count ways to Senate majority

...and if no candidate gets 40 percent of the vote, a runoff is set for July 15.Collins, the Senate Republicans' campaign director, maintained that competition in the primaries will make the party's eventual nominees stronger for the general...
Groups: BC's proposed KSM Mine 'looming train wreck' for Southeast

...Monday, Oct. 21.Speakers were also concerned, however, with the EAO itself. Rivers Without Borders Alaska Campaign Director Chris Zimmer said BC has recently seen "very severe" reductions in fisheries and environmental regulations.A July...


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