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Residents oppose coal mining in Beluga

...land is "wetlands" and will ruin the salmon productivity in the Chuitna River. Not to mention that it will destroy Middle Creek by moving it 11 miles. Plus, you have the waste that the coal will be putting into the Chuit River and also Cook Inlet...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/012011/let_773556014.shtml
Opinion
Please don't trade one resource for another

...coal mine along 32 square miles of the Chuitna watershed, near Tyonek. The proposed mine would remove 11 miles of Middle Creek, significant spawning waters for king and silver salmon. PacRim representatives have said after they extract the 300...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/042811/let_821273624.shtml
Opinion
Alaskans must stand firm to protect salmon habitat

...they want to destroy 11 miles of Middle Creek, a beautiful stream that is home...they can replace the 11 miles of Middle Creek they plan to destroy. That is...value on the loss of salmon from Middle Creek. The reason is simple: salmon...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2012-02-28/alaskans-must-stand-firm-to-prote
Opinion
More reasons to oppose Chuitna coal project

...wetlands, tundra and forests that contain a rich biodiversity. PacRim Coal proposes to initially strip mine 11 miles of Middle Creek, a section of river that Alaska Fish and Game describes as "significant to salmon." Experts agree that once a riverbed...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/011811/let_771771999.shtml
Opinion
Mining will destroy lives built around salmon

...better locations so that we do not hurt or disturb our surroundings. And if the Department of Fish and Game recognizes Middle Creek (Stream 2003), the stream PacRim plans to remove, as important to salmon. This would set a statewide precedent...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/012011/let_773556024.shtml
Opinion
Coal project draws fire: Outspoken crowd critical of Chuitna mining plan

...construction of PacRim Coal's Chuitna mining project. Part of PacRim's plan calls for the removal of 11 miles of Middle Creek, a tributary deemed by the Department of Fish and Game to be significant to salmon spawning in Cook Inlet. The company...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/012011/new_773556035.shtml
News
'Speak out' against Chuitna

...all salmon rivers and streams.PacRim Coal's Chuitna Coal Mine will dig a 350-foot deep hole across 11 miles of Middle Creek, a salmon stream on the other side of Cook Inlet if Gov. Sean Parnell's administration approves their plan. Alaska...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2011-08-07/speak-out-against-chuitna
Letters
Lawsuit filed over Chuitna permits

...2009 applied for water rights on Middle Creek, said Brown, who represents the...would preserve salmon habitat in Middle Creek, which is in the area of the proposed...for instream flow reservation on Middle Creek, Shavelson said. The state has...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-11-23/lawsuit-filed-over-chuitna-permits
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Group seeks salmon stream protection to stop PacRim

...production rate of up to 12 million tons a year. The group said the tributary that would be affected by the mine, Middle Creek, has been identified by the state Department of Fish and Game as important to salmon. Alaska's stream buffer rules...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/040210/new_598295450.shtml
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