This Action alert just in from Wilderness Committee to share and also take action on:
Proposed mine in northwest BC threatens water, wilderness and wildlife
Our allies at Rivers without Borders have alerted us that Seabridge Gold’s Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell (KSM) mine proposal for northwest British Columbia is nearly through its Environmental Assessment process. The 45-day public comment period for this huge gold/copper mine project is only open until October 21, 2013.
This project is one of North America’s biggest mine proposals, and it threatens two highly productive wild salmon watersheds – the Nass River and the Unuk River. The mine would be situated among glacier-clad mountains very close to the Alaska border and the Misty Fiords National Monument – a unique protected wilderness area within the United States’ Tongass National Forest.
Given the rugged terrain, high precipitation, seismic risks, and the sheer size of the mine, KSM poses serious and long-term threats to fish and wildlife habitat.
It’s very important that you register your comments opposing this massively risky proposed mine now. Water, wilderness and wildlife – both in Alaska and British Columbia – hang in the balance. Don’t delay…click here to write today!
For the wild,
Joe Foy | National Campaign Director