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For 47 years SEACC has been Southeast Alaska's grassroots voice in conservation. We work to protect the Tongass National Forest, Inside Passage, and our unique Southeast Alaska way of life.  

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    Speak up for Juneau!

    We love Juneau, this spectacular place that we call home. The current CBJ Mining Ordinance regulates mining in Juneau and gives all of us a voice in protecting this place, our home, and our health and wellbeing. The mining ordinance is currently under threat. In May 2017, a small group with ties to the mining industry brought the City and Borough of Juneau (CBJ) Committee of the Whole a proposal to gut the ordinance. A subcommittee was created and tasked with investigating the proposal and making a final recommendation for next steps.
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    The ANCSA Improvement Act Threatens Lands Previously Protected by Congress

    Last week, Senator Murkowski scheduled a legislative hearing for February 7, 2018, before the Senate Energy Committee’s Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Senator Mike Lee of Utah chairs this subcommittee and Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon is the ranking Democrat. The hearing’s purpose is to receive testimony on 15 bills, including S. 1481, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Improvement Act (ANCSA). As currently drafted, S.1481 perpetuates the problematic and limiting western corporate model originally imposed on Alaska Natives by ANCSA. This model has historically created an economic imperative for Native Corporations in Southeast to pursue short-term resource extraction policies centered on logging corporate lands.
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  • Upcoming events

    Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 06:30 PM · 11 rsvps
    The Mountaineers in Seattle, WA

    SEACC Film Night in Seattle

    IH.thumb.jpgSoutheast Alaska is a place filled with natural wonder and beauty of thick old-growth stands of the Tongass National Forest below snow-tipped peaks. Join us to get inspired by this special place and be the first in Seattle to see SEACC's new film, Irreparable Harm about Hawk Inlet on Admiralty Island and the Tlingit community of Angoon. Angoon has been sustained by food gathered from the sea for thousands of years. Just thirty miles north of Angoon is the Greens Creek Mine, one of the largest silver producing mine in the world, and the only one to operate in a national monument. Learn about the research that SEACC, Alaska Native groups, and other conservation groups are doing to investigate the potential harm to the inlet, marine life, and Angoon.

    After the film, SEACC's Executive Director Meredith Trainor will talk about the issue of mining in Southeast Alaska and how you can get involved.

    Doors open at 6:30, the program starts at 7:00.

    We will also be joined by our friends at the Methow Valley Headwaters Campaign who will be showing their film, Methow Headwaters: Too Special to Mine -- A powerful story of community voices coming together to share why their home, the Methow Valley in the heart of the North Cascades in Washington state, is too special to mine.

    Food and drinks will be available to enjoy as we celebrate two places we all love, Southeast Alaska and Washington.

    Hope to see you there!

    Thursday, March 01, 2018 at 05:30 PM
    Juneau City Hall - 155 S Seward St, Juneau

    Speak Up for Juneau

    Tell the Mining Subcommittee why we need a voice in protecting our drinking water, community, and way of life here in Juneau by keeping our Mining Ordinance. This is an important opportunity for public testimony to the mining subcommittee about the importance of the CBJ Mining Ordinance and we need YOU! 

    This is a defining moment for our community here in Juneau. The subcommittee will hear from those who want to mine in our city and they must hear from us as well! We cannot sit back and let special interests dictate what happens in our city and to our community but instead come together and tell our leaders that Juneau MUST have a voice in this debate. To stay quiet now is not an option. 

    You will also hear SEACC's Guy Archibald speak about the importance of the ordinance. Jim Clark, one of the original five to propose the changes, will also speak.


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