recommended IRMA in an E&E News article about concerns being voiced by U.S. government representatives and nonprofit leaders regarding the flow of pollution from Canadian mines into transboundary watersheds.

The article concludes by sharing perspectives of Mitch Friedman, Director of Conservation Northwest, who is quoted saying: “We need to figure out how to save the sky without destroying our waters. We need better mining.”

The reporters add, “He advocated for mining policies that reflect the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance. IRMA provides independent certification to verify mines have sound environmental, human rights and social standards.”