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Canadian company eyes new mine in Alaska

...government officials, including concerns about the mine's environmental impact in light of the collapse of a dam holding toxic mining waste in British Columbia this past month. The breach at the Mt. Polley Mine spilled millions of gallons of waste into pristine...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-24/canadian-company-eyes-new-mine-in-al
News
Efforts prepare K-Beach area for future flooding

...bit for you." Department of Natural Resources Division of Mining Land and Water Chief of the Water Resources Section David Schade...Joe Balash. Melissa Hill, hydrologist with the Division of Mining, Land and Water gave a history lesson on the geography and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-23/efforts-prepare-k-beach-area-for-fut
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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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Alaska Supreme Court reverses food-tax referendum decision

...initiatives that would have moved the state capital, Boucher v. Engstrom, and one that would have regulated large-scale mining, Pebble Partnership v. Parnell. In both cases the court found that both "initiatives were generally applicable although...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-09/alaska-supreme-court-reverses-food-t
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Refuge Notebook: Spruce mast events - feast or famine

...Adult flies emerge in the spring. Females lay eggs on scales near the bases of young cones. The larvae bore into the cone, mining out a spiral around the cone axis, destroying scales and seeds. Mature maggots emerge, drop to the soil, and pupate there...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-08-14/refuge-notebook-spruce-mast-even
Outdoors
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
Letters
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
Letters
Gold miners outraged at critical Nome letter

...been some economic benefit from offshore mining, but those benefits are outweighed by...Hughes with the Nome chapter of the Alaska Mining Association.Bahnke said the city has...revenues from summer sectors such as offshore mining. The council ultimately decided against...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-30/gold-miners-outraged-at-critical-nom
News

...telecommunications were cut off in the county.The mountainous region where the quake occurred is largely agricultural, with farming and mining the top industries, and is prone to earthquakes.Relief efforts were underway, with more than 2,500 troops dispatched to...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/jack-chang/2014-08-03
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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