Since 2006, Seabridge Gold has been proactive in providing opportunities for the public to comment on its KSM project in northwestern British Columbia. Over the past eight years, the company has provided more than 220 community workshops and meetings, conducted 16 site tours, and hosted 28 public forums. Such consultative activities have enabled Seabridge to incorporate valuable public feedback, including Traditional Indigenous Knowledge, into its project design.
Read more in the PDF below (Page 40)
2016 Federal Report highlights Seabridge Gold’s Community Engagement (PDF)
On July 18, 2016, Seabridge Gold wrote a letter to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Honorable Sally Jewell, in response to the Petition for certification pursuant to 22 U.S.C. § 1978 of actions undertaken by Canadian nationals diminishing the effectiveness of the Convention on Nature Protection and Wild Life Preservation in the Western Hemisphere and the Convention for the Conservation of Anadromous Stocks in the North Pacific Ocean.
Read our letter to the Secretary of the Interior.
Three Different Expert Reviews Reach the Same Conclusion on Best Design Solution
Toronto (Canada) — Seabridge Gold announced today the results of its Best Available Tailing Technology (BAT) review for its KSM Project located in British Columbia. The review was completed by Klohn Crippen Berger, a world-leading engineering design firm.
The BAT study confirms that the existing tailing management facility design, consisting of centerline dams constructed with double cycloned sand and a till core in association with wet tailings deposition, is the best available technology for tailings deposition and the most environmentally responsible design to minimize long term risks associated with the proposed tailing storage facility for the KSM Project.
You may read the news release here — http://seabridgegold.net/News/Article/617/
On June 13, 2016, Seabridge Gold’s Brent Murphy responded to inaccurate statements by the Skeena Wild Conservation Trust in an Opinion Piece published in the Terrace Standard titled “We only say ‘no’ when we need to”.
Read our letter to the Skeena Wild Conservation Trust.
On July 6, 2016, Seabridge Gold’s Brent Murphy responded to inaccurate statements in an article published in the Juneau Empire titled “Rhetoric Ratchets Up In Transboundary Mining Battle”, in which our KSM Project is mentioned.
Read our letter to Juneau Empire.
On June 26, 2016, Seabridge Gold’s Brent Murphy responded to inaccurate statements in the Terrace Standard’s article titled, “We only say ‘no’ when we need to” in which Seabridge and our KSM Project are mentioned. Read our letter to the Terrace Standard.
On June 29, 2016, Seabridge Gold’s Brent Murphy submitted highlights of KSM Project and the proposed Tailing Management Facility (TMF) to correct public records in the Terrace Standard. Read highlights of our KSM Project and the proposed Tailing Management Facility in the Terrace Standard.
On May 1, 2016, Seabridge Gold’s Brent Murphy responded to inaccurate statements in a Letter to the Editor submitted to the Juneau Empire in which our KSM Project is mentioned.
Read our letter to the Juneau Empire
On December 22, 2015, Seabridge Gold’s Brent Murphy responded to inaccurate statements in an opinion piece submitted to SitNews and the Juneau Empire titled “Boundary Waters Treaty” in which our KSM Project is mentioned.
Read our letter to SitNews
Read our letter to the Juneau Empire
On November 25, B.C. and Alaska signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) strengthening cross-border partnerships in many areas of common interest, including mining and environmental matters.
In our opinion, the MOU provides a vehicle for better communication and collaboration between B.C. and Alaska on major mine development on either side of the border, which Seabridge Gold fully supports.
We are of the opinion the MOU formalizes the process which Seabridge Gold undertook during the Comprehensive Provincial/Federal Environmental Review, (2008-2015) in which we engaged with the Alaska and US Regulators (EPA, DOI, NOAA, Fish and Wildlife Services) 85 times through direct meetings and interactions first beginning in 2008. Over the course of the environmental assessment we also met with and shared information with the Alaskan Tribes, and at the request of the US Department of the Interior held a public meeting in Ketchikan in 2011. Over the course of the environmental assessment, we also met with representatives of the Tlingit Haida Central Council, Southeast Alaska Villages and the Environmental NGO’s based in SE Alaska on several occasions.
We are also encouraged to see a bi-lateral working group will be established to develop a joint water quality monitoring program for trans-boundary waters, and the working group will ensure this data is publicly available. We are confident that transparency with regard to water quality will help to alleviate the fears expressed with regard to the protection of rivers, watersheds and fisheries.
Overall we are confident the MOU will assist in ensuring both British Columbian and Alaskan industrial projects are held to the highest environmental scrutiny and standards, which will be a benefit for everyone.
It is also important to note that the KSM Tailings Management Facility is not located on a river system that drains into Alaska, contrary to many of the assertions made by those who are most vocal with regard to Trans-boundary development.