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Empire Editorial: Canada can say 'no' to mining

...questioned Canada's mining standards, including if they exist. In light of the August 2014 failure of the Mount Polley Mine tailings dam that sent billions of gallons of toxic tailings and contaminated water into Southeast Alaska waters, there is...
My Turn: A cautionary 'tail'

...the proposed mines in the shared watersheds between Alaska and BC, one need look no further than the catastrophic mine tailings failure at the Mount Polley mine in BC just this past year, one of the worst mining disasters in the history of the...
My Turn: Red Chris mine poses great risk

...development.Last week, Canada-based Imperial Metals, the same company responsible for last year's Mount Polley mine tailings dam failure in B.C.'s salmon-rich Fraser River watershed, gained a final operating permit for a similarly designed...
My Turn: Enough is enough - we need international oversight now

...regulators to oversee these operations.These concerns were demonstrated by the disastrous failure of the Mount Polley Mine tailings dam in August of last year. This dam, certified by the B.C. government, was supposed to be a state of the art...
Canadians, Americans, call for safer tailings storage in BC

...practices. The report found that unless B.C.'s practices change significantly, the province can expect that two mines' tailings facilities will be breached in some way every ten years.Eighty-seven Alaska Native tribes, members of B.C...
My turn: Mine development in British Columbia raises concerns

...a litany of outrageous claims from B.C.'s Minister of Energy and Mines, Bill Bennett, about the Mount Polley mine tailings dam failure and development in the transboundary region. Bennett's remarks are a total mischaracterization of Alaskans...
Empire Editorial: On the topic of transboundary mines, a response to Mr. Bill Bennett

...portion of Mr. Bennet's piece when he states it was "unfortunate your editorial has seized upon the Mount Polley mine tailings storage facility failure to undermine the long tradition of respectful relations and co-operation between British...
Murkowski talks mines, deficit

...Where is the U.S. in its negotiations with Canada over transboundary mines?A: Right after (the Mount Polley mine tailings pond breach in August), I sent another letter to (U.S. Secretary of State John) Kerry, saying this has happened...
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United Tribal Transboundary Mining Work Group 'outraged,' insulted by Red Chris opening in Stikine watershed

...our communities pose a threat that would change how we define ourselves and how we live our lives. The Mount Polley mine tailings dam breach last August in central British Columbia (B.C.) is a prime example of how our lives could be changed...
Empire Editorial: Mining disasters must end with Mount Polley

...T'exelc and Xat'sull First Nations, found that design flaws were to blame for British Columbia's Mount Polley Mine tailings dam breach. The panel found the dam's design didn't fully account for environmental factors like glacial geology...


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