Tippets: Creating a Sustainable Colorado River, Greenland Halts Commercial Salmon Fishing, First Quantum Deals Blow to Pebble Mine
- The Colorado River provides water to agriculture and much of Colorado’s growing Front Range, at great cost to the river itself. American Rivers’ Director of the Colorado River Basin Program Matt Rice pens an op-ed about current and proposed collaborations for creating “Solutions for a Sustainable Colorado River.” Read in full via The Daily Camera.
- An agreement has been reached to halt commercial salmon fishing in Greenland and the Faroe Islands, to “allow adult wild Atlantic salmon to return to rivers in Canada, the United States, and Europe.” Via The Globe and Mail.
- Dealing a blow to the proposed Pebble Mine project, Canadian mining giant First Quantum Minerals has pulled out of the proposed partnership with Northern Dynasty. “First Quantum Minerals did the right thing,” says Joel Reynolds, Western Director of the Natural Resources Defense Council, “They listened to the people of Alaska and walked away from the Pebble Mine. It’s the wrong project in the wrong place, and today’s announcement is the latest proof that it’s a bad investment—financially, environmentally, and socially.” Via NRDC.