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Mining proposal for Skagit River headwaters in B.C. sparks outcry from congressional Dems, Gov. Inslee

26 Mile Valley, about 26 miles southeast of Hope, B.C., is untouched forest land that drains into the headwaters of the Skagit, the most important salmon producer in Puget Sound that is threatened by logging and mining proposals in contradiction with a Seattle-BC Treaty that calls for protection of the area.
Photographed on July 31, 2018. 206981

Washington state congressional Democrats asked the State Department to intervene over a mining company's application to begin exploratory operations in the Skagit River's headwaters in British Columbia.

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