As expected the Yukon Party went against all logic, 80% of Yukoners wishes, a 6 year Peel River Commision Study and 4 native bands to come down firmly on the side of the mining industry.
Originally the Commisions report put 80% of the Peel River Watershed under a no mining catagory. Unfortunately this report came out just before the last Territorial election and the Yukon Party sailed through that without ever stating a position on the report. After the election, predictably, they rejected the report looking for a more "balanced' position.
Now only 20% of this prestine land will be protected but "non-permant" roads will be allowed throught the protected areas, if I understand what is being said. Wonaful!