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Voices of the Peninsula: Do the right thing for our salmon habitat Cook Inlet was "suitable" for large-scale coal strip mining.You read that right. In response to a petition from...streams in Oregon, Washington and California instead of strip mining Alaska's streams to ship low grade coal to China...
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...
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...
'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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Chuitna remains on list

...coal mine and the number of workers and the process of strip mining, which is invasive to the river, is definitely bad...unlike any other area where they've tried to do coal strip mining," Shavelson said. "It's a very wet area (with...
Off limits?

...particular case, DNR could designate the area unsuitable for the strip mine being planned by the PacRim Coal, because strip mining would irreparably damage aquifers, natural systems and aesthetic values. The Chuitna mine threatens more than 30 square...
Coal project draws fire: Outspoken crowd critical of Chuitna mining plan

...Tyonek -- from the environmental damage associated with strip-mining, particularly that which would be incurred by the...allowed to destroy a salmon stream for the purpose of strip-mining, it would set a dangerous precedent for future mining...
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...
PacRim shares plans

...Cook Inlet to reach water depths of about 60 feet. Distinguishing the Chuitna surface mining project from open pit strip mining, Stiles said the company will first clear and grub the land, remove peat, then extract the low-sulfur sub-bituminus...
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...


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