Southern British Columbia has become a dangerous hotspot for toxic pollution from mines in watersheds that flow into Washington state, including the beloved Skagit River. Currently, there is a pending request for a mining permit in the Skagit Headwaters by Imperial Metals, the company responsible for the infamous Mount Polley mine disaster of 2014, which […]
The month of May brought a groundswell of opposition to a pending mining permit in the Skagit River Headwaters by Imperial Metals Corporation. Local government leaders downstream in Washington cite health, safety, and quality of life as reasons for formalizing their opposition. The headwaters of the Skagit River are located in British Columbia. In May, […]
Opposition to Imperial Metals mining permit grows to more than 250, led by downstream stakeholders in Washington State concerned about impacts to drinking water, irrigation, salmon habitat, and orca whale recovery. Today, six local governments in Skagit County, Washington joined an international coalition of more than 250 conservation, recreation, and wild wildlife groups, as well […]
The City of Anacortes is the latest entity to oppose mining in the “Donut Hole” of the Skagit Headwaters in British Columbia, joining a growing international coalition of over 200. On April 12, the Anacortes City Council passed a resolution and sent a letter to BC provincial officials formally opposing the proposed expansion of mining […]
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What could a pending mining permit in the Skagit headwaters mean for us downstream? In this conservation chat, activist and Washington Wild supporter Jaidacyn Madrigal offers key impacts and insights into the issue and provides an easy way you can take action to protect the Skagit. A growing international coalition is urging the Canadian government […]
Today, an international coalition of more than 200 conservation, recreation and wildlife groups as well as local elected officials, businesses, and Tribes and First Nations released a press release showing growing opposition to a pending mining permit by Imperial Metals in the headwaters of the Skagit River. Washington Wild has led efforts to coordinate the international […]
Our second virtual Happy Hour was a success! We had a lot of return attendees but just as many newcomers. We got an update from Randy at Hellbent Brewing on how folks can support their business right now. We were also joined by Amy Trainer, the Environmental Policy Director with the Swinomish Tribe. Washington Wild […]