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Voices of the Peninsula: Alaska faces critical salmon habitat decision

...the way it was before. There's never been a successful restoration of salmon habitat after the type of intensive strip mining envisioned for the Chuitna watershed. I have guided on Kenai River and surrounding waters for the past 24 years but...
Submit your comment: Wild salmon or coal?

...and I hope that you will join me in asking Gov. Walker and DNR to protect water in streams for salmon and reject coal strip mining through salmon streams. Submit written comments by email (, fax (907?269?8904...
Sullivan's leadership in DNR came at expense of Alaskans

...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 Internship' movie review

...which seems cribbed from either "Porky's" or "Superbad," but "The Internship" is certainly not shy about strip-mining other, better comedies to fill out its obnoxiously long two-hour and five minute run time.Where to begin? Yes...
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Leave Chuitna as it is

...commodities. From a pragmatic perspective, we must weigh the economic and sociological effects of either decision. Strip mining in the Chuitna watershed will prove a transient economic foundation. It will doubtless provide jobs for Alaskan citizens...
Stronger laws needed to protect salmon

I was at the hearing about strip mining the Chuitna. I did not speak, and I've been trying since to find words to express my anguish and sense of urgency. The image...
Chuitna could be boon for borough: Coal mine developers still have environmental challenges to address

...groups seeks to protect the Cook Inlet and its surrounding communities from the environmental damage associated with strip-mining, and their petition particularly focuses on the destruction of a salmon spawning stream. A public hearing presided...
Alaskans must stand firm to protect salmon habitat

...Governor wants us to believe the permitting system can somehow magically mitigate away the devastating effects of coal strip mining on wild salmon streams. But anyone who's lived with salmon knows that's untrue. Alaska is the last stronghold...
Coming to a crossroads: Promises of 'clean coal' will take Alaska backward

...S. Energy Information Agency found coal to produce 60 percent more greenhouse gases. Considering the ravages of strip mining, mercury in our fish, asthma in our children, and high greenhouse gas emissions, there's simply no such thing...
Northern Dynasty shares plans divided into Pebble West and Pebble East. The eastern deposits are deep, and likely won?t involve open-pit strip mining, but will be accessed via tunnels instead. An open pit mine is still planned for Pebble West that will require building...


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