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Jul 29 2021

British Columbia Stakeholders Join Growing Opposition to Mining in the Skagit Headwaters

Posted on Jul 29, 2021 in Conservation News, Skagit Headwaters, WA Wild Blog
British Columbia Stakeholders Join Growing Opposition to Mining in the Skagit Headwaters

Today, 39 British Columbia organizations and local businesses sent a letter to the British Columbia Ministry of Mines to express their deep concern and opposition to Imperial Metals’ proposed mining permit in the Skagit Headwaters. The B.C. stakeholders are the latest to join an opposition list totaling over 280 entities formally opposed to the mining […]

Jun 25 2021

Positive Media Attention as Opposition to Mining in Skagit Headwaters Grows

Posted on Jun 25, 2021 in Conservation News, Skagit Headwaters, WA Wild Blog
Positive Media Attention as Opposition to Mining in Skagit Headwaters Grows

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 […]

Jun 1 2021

Opposition to Mining in the Skagit Headwaters Grows to Over 275 Entities

Posted on Jun 1, 2021 in Conservation News, Skagit Headwaters, WA Wild Blog
Opposition to Mining in the Skagit Headwaters Grows to Over 275 Entities

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, […]

May 5 2021

Local Skagit County Governments and Tribes Join Growing Opposition to Mining in Skagit Headwaters

Posted on May 5, 2021 in Conservation News, Skagit Headwaters, WA Wild Blog
Local Skagit County Governments and Tribes Join Growing Opposition to Mining in Skagit Headwaters

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 […]

Apr 13 2021

City of Anacortes Opposes Mining in Skagit Headwaters

Posted on Apr 13, 2021 in Conservation News, Skagit Headwaters, WA Wild Blog
City of Anacortes Opposes Mining in Skagit Headwaters

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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Jan 27 2021

Video: Conservation Chat: Protecting the Skagit River

Video: Conservation Chat: Protecting the Skagit River

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 […]

Jan 13 2021

An International Coalition of Over 200 groups voices Opposition to Mining in the Skagit Headwaters

An International Coalition of Over 200 groups voices Opposition to Mining in the Skagit Headwaters

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 […]

Oct 12 2020