The United Southeast Alaska Gillnetters (USAG) Association has grave concern about potential impacts on the Taku River fishery by development activities currently under consideration within the Taku watershed.
More than two years after British Columbia gave conceptual approval to mining operations near the Alaska border, the Knowles administration is still pushing for a broader environmental review.
...the U.S. State Department to proceed with an International Joint Commission Review (IJC). USAG supports seeking the IJC review. Jerry Madden of Juneau is the executive director of United Southeast Alaska Gillnetters.
...Joint Commission, which hears boundary water disputes between the U.S. and Canada. Knowles has been asking for the IJC review since the would-be mine developer, Redfern Resources Ltd. of Vancouver, won approval from the Environmental Assessment...
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