Send a note of thanks!

Support BC’s efforts to end the Tulsequah Chief mine’s pollution of the Taku.

It's a hopeful time for the Taku watershed. In August, the BC government announced an initial closure and cleanup plan for the long-polluting Tulsequah Chief mine

While this is an encouraging first step, there are many hurdles in following through with the extensive remediation process and it will require focused efforts and funding. By cleaning up the Tulsequah Chief mine there is an opportunity for BC to do right by the Taku River and the many concerned citizens and stakeholders, including First Nations and Alaskans, who care deeply about the watershed, its salmon, and its future. 

This is an important time to let the BC government know that you applaud the initial remediation plan and that you care about moving towards getting the Tulsequah Chief cleaned up! 

Background

The Tulsequah Chief is a notorious, polluting mine located in northwest British Columbia on the Tulsequah River, 10 km upstream from its confluence with the Taku River. Since it was abandoned more than 60 years ago, the mine has been discharging toxic acid mine drainage and heavy metals into the Taku river system. Recent estimates indicate that 12.8 litres per second, or over 400 million litres per year, of acid mine drainage are leaching from the site. 

The Taku is the heart of a series of transboundary watersheds in northwest B.C. and southeast Alaska. It is the traditional home of Tlingit Indigenous peoples, represented by the Taku River Tlingit First Nation in Atlin, B.C. and the Douglas Indian Association in Douglas and Juneau, Alaska. 

Embracing nearly 2 million hectares, the Taku stands out among the transboundary watersheds as the largest intact river system on the Pacific coast of North America. Boasting world-class runs of all five wild Pacific salmon species, the Taku is the number one producer of salmon in the transboundary region. 

Please add your voice to share that you: 

● Care about the health of the Taku watershed, 

● Are appreciative of the preliminary remediation plan, 

● And that you support following through with clean up.

 

Send a note of thanks to the decision makers overseeing this process! 

Your letter will be sent to the following recipients:

The Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation,

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, and

The Premier


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