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Alaska Governor Walker, British Columbia premier sign cooperative deal

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Alaska Governor Bill Walker and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark have signed an agreement to work together on issues of shared interest.

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This is including the ongoing discussion over Canadian mining impacts on Alaska waters. In a release, Walker said it's important the state foster good relationships with its trading partners and neighbors as it works to improve its economy.

Clark said the province and Alaska have a long history of working together. She says the memorandum provides for more collaboration to ensure the protection, conservation and enhancement of the shared environment and a better future for residents.

The memorandum comes as the two sides look at ways to address Alaska concerns about the impact of Canadian mining on waters flowing into the state.

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