Canada’s lack of environmental regulation has led to pollution in transboundary watersheds across B.C. and the Pacific Northwest including Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Alaska.
One example is the Kootenai River Watershed where selenium pollution leaches from coal mines in the Elk River Valley of Southeast B.C. Toxic selenium pollution flows from the mines, down the Elk River, into Lake Koocanusa in Montana, and ultimately, the Kootenai River in Idaho.
Join the Idaho Conservation League, Wildsight, and the Environmental Law Center for a discussion about B.C.’s lack of environmental regulation, how this impacts transboundary waters, and what we can do to influence more protective policies.