On Wednesday, October 12, 2016, the Alaska House Fisheries Special Committee has scheduled a hearing to take public testimony on the Transboundary Mining Issue. The hearing presents a critical opportunity to urge our elected leaders to Get Extra Tuff on BC Mines and ensure the mining companies and provincial agencies in British Columbia take whatever steps are necessary to protect Alaska's salmon, communities and cultures.
This is your chance to share your concerns with Alaska's top leaders!
When: October 12, 2016 from 10 am - 4 pm (with a noon-12:30 p.m. lunch break)
Where: Beltz Room 105 of the Thomas B. Stewart Legislative Office Building, downtown Juneau at 206 4th Street.
Can't make it in person? Just call in!
Call-in number: 844-586-9085
If you live in a community with an Legislative Information Office (LIO) that is open when the legislature is not in session, such as Ketchikan/Saxman or Sitka please go to your LIO to give your comments. The call-in number has a limited amount of lines available and is generally reserved for villages and small communities without the privilege of an LIO.
Learn more about the threats posed by the trans-boundary mines from SEACC's Inside Passage Waterkeeper or RSVP here to save your spot at the hearing.
Want some help preparing your comments, or a big boost of moral support before taking the mic? Our partners at Salmon Beyond Borders have reserved the Community Room at the Canvas (223 Seward Street) in downtown Juneau from 10 am to 4 pm tomorrow to help you prepare.
Our Executive Director Meredith Trainor and Deputy Director Emily Ferry will be in attendance at both the public hearing and the Canvas Community Room, and will be available to help prepare testimony, as well.
Thank you for joining us to speak up on behalf of Southeast Alaska's wild salmon, communities, and way of life!