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Subsistence Alaska village fights mining road

...village is opposing a multimillion-dollar mining road that would have 15 major river crossings...from the Dalton Highway to the Ambler Mining District in Northwest Alaska, The Fairbanks...wouldn't be opened to the public, and mining vehicles would pay a toll. Its cost is...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-27/subsistence-alaska-village-fights-mi
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Legislative spending offensive

...state at the tune of $10 million a year for each refinery. SB 99, the $250 million in state-funded loans to finance risky mining projects in Southeast that couldn't get financing through regular channels. Alaskans have been told we must tighten our fiscal...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-07-14/legislative-spending-offe
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Mining should be taxed like oil industry

...industry paid around 5 percent. Coal mining also returns around 5 percent to the state...groundtruthtrekking.org/Issues/MetalsMining/Mining-Taxes-Revenue-Alaska.html) What...13 Clarion article about large-scale mining, Representative Dan Saddler is quoted...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-02-28/mining-should-be-taxed-li
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Lawmakers: Large-scale mining can be done right

...Pebble Mine that they believe large-scale mining "can be done right" in Alaska.In a...recent report, found large-scaling mining in the region posed significant risks...approval for a large-scale metallic sulfide mining operation in the Bristol Bay region...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-02-12/lawmakers-large-scale-mining-can-be-
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Watchdog reviews EPA handling of Alaska mine study

...the potential effects of large-scale mining on a world-premier salmon fishery in...mine after concluding that large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay watershed posed significant...Engineers to submit information showing mining-related discharges wouldn't produce...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-06/watchdog-reviews-epa-handling-of-ala
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Sullivan's leadership in DNR came at expense of Alaskans

...example, he has boasted about a ruling he made that found a Cook Inlet salmon stream was "suitable" for large scale coal strip mining, despite the fact no one anywhere has ever re-built a fish stream after such intensive development. He also led the charge...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-06-13/sullivans-leadership-in-d
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Tribes seek to intervene in Pebble lawsuit

...the potential impacts the project could have on the Bristol Bay watershed. EPA earlier this year concluded that large-scale mining in the region posed significant risk to salmon. And the agency initiated a rarely used process through which it could restrict...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2014-07-05
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...forget to take your visitors to the old mining towns, Valdez, Hope, Whittier. . Or...headed for Fairbanks to see the great mining areas and the great park at "Alaska Land" with all the museums of the old time mining, general homestead living and the a wonderful...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/food/2014-06-24
Food

...was pulled from the committee agenda after it became known that McConnell would have an amendment to defend his state's coal mining industry. McConnell is making that defense a centerpiece of his re-election campaign and his amendment appeared on track...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/andrew-taylor/2014-06-28
Swarm of earthquakes in Alaska puzzles scientists

...believe there is any connection between the quakes and the Red Dog Mine, located about 35 miles north of Noatak."All mining activities are very near the surface," Ruppert said. "And all the earthquakes are miles below the surface."

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-16/swarm-of-earthquakes-in-alaska-puzzl
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