Yukon Government says no to Mining Exploration in Tombstone Park
The Yukon government has accepted the Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Board’s recommendation not to allow Canadian United Minerals to do mining exploration in Tombstone Territorial Park. YESAB did a thorough analysis of the impacts of 160 helicopter flights, blasting, trenching, and possible water contamination on wildlife, ecological integrity, cultural values and the wilderness park experience. YESAB determined that the impacts could not be mitigated, and Yukon government has agreed.
Thank you to everyone who submitted comments to YESAB regarding this application – there were almost 900 submissions! If you wish to congratulate Yukon government on their decision to protect Tombstone Park, here are email addresses: