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Canadians, Americans, call for safer tailings storage in BC

...that failed at Mount Polley and that the expert panel specifically recommends against," said Chris Zimmer, Alaska Campaign Director of Rivers Without Borders. "The panel called Mount Polley a 'loaded gun' and B.C. is loading the chamber at...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-01/canadians-americans-call-safer-taili
Outdoors
Arizona forest boss to lead Tongass

...Service's promised push toward a young-growth focus has stalled, said Heather Urban, Alaska Wilderness League senior campaign director, in an email. She said she hopes the new supervisor will spark some change."For decades the Tongass was home...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-06/arizona-forest-boss-lead-tongass
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-14/chieftain-plans-taku-river-barge
Outdoors
A citizen of service

...leadership. Prior to becoming Campaign Director for the United Way of Southeast...Garrett said of her work as Campaign Director. "My job is quite dynamic...are always needed." As the Campaign Director, Garrett hopes to increase...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102408/nei_347905045.shtml
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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-31/beaten-path-notes-transboundary
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-31/alaska-oregon-are-ground-zero-pot-fight
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-13/ballot-measure-1-how-much-does-money-re
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-20/sens-begich-murkowski-call-action-trans
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-22/state-amplifies-response-ksm-mine
Local
Photo: United Way kickoff

...United Way will honor its Volunteer of the Year again and have displays from most of its 38 partner agencies. For more information, contactCachet Garrett, United Way campaign director, at 463-5530 or campaign@unitedwayseak.org.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100108/nei_338984937.shtml

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