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Alaska high court: Local mining initiative unenforceable

JUNEAU - Alaska's highest court has ruled that an initiative seeking to restrict large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay region seriously impedes a regulatory process set out in state law and is unenforceable.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-17/alaska-high-court-local-mining-initiati
State
Local mining initiative not viable

JUNEAU - Alaska's highest court ruled Friday that an initiative seeking to restrict large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay region seriously impedes a regulatory process set out in state law and is unenforceable.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-20/local-mining-initiative-not-viable
Local
Alaskans should take note of B.C. mines

In the spirit of furthering the "important dialogue" that British Columbia Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett encourages Alaskans to have with the B.C.

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-04-19/alaskans-should-take-note-bc-mines
Letters
Committee approves $120M dock upgrade

The final contract for a nearly $120 million cruise ship berth upgrade passed 5-3 out of the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Finance Committee Wednesday night, but only after a bout of frustrated debate.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-11-14/committee-approves-120m-dock-upgrade
Local
Alaskans must stand firm to protect salmon habitat

Alaska stands at an important threshold, and the decisions we make in the coming months will determine the fate of wild Alaska salmon for generations to come.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-03-05/alaskans-must-stand-firm-protect-salm
Opinion
Parnell should make Taku River a priority

Thanks for the Juneau Empire article last week discussing the Taku River and its contribution to Juneau's sport fishing. Taku River salmon account for about 90 percent of our spring king catch, 25 percent of sport-caught kings during the rest of the season and one third of the local coho harvest. The Taku is the most productive river in Southeast. Its wild salmon support hundreds of jobs and provide millions of dollars in revenue to Southeast Alaska.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/083109/let_488105180.shtml
Politicians mull study on mine permitting

JUNEAU - Lawmakers on Friday seemed poised to seek an independent study of Alaska's permitting standards and environmental safeguards to help address concerns about a potentially world-class copper and gold prospect at the headwaters of Bristol Bay.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032110/sta_593516335.shtml
News
Alaska plans to aggressively market lease sale

JUNEAU - The state of Alaska plans to aggressively market a 14.7 million-acre lease sale announced Thursday in hopes of attracting new oil and natural gas development on state lands and waters.Acreage involved in the Oct. 26 sale is roughly the size of Massachusetts, Vermont and Connecticut combined, and includes 2 million acres in the Beaufort Sea. There are also leases adjacent to the federally controlled Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-06-30/alaska-plans-aggressively-market-lease-
State
Alaska to push back oil and gas lease sale

...National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.While Congress would have to allow drilling in areas like the refuge, Alaska's Department of Natural Resources has said drilling on nearby state leases could allow developers to draw untapped oil from beneath the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-09-09/alaska-push-back-oil-and-gas-lease-sale
State
Alaskans must stand firm to protect salmon habitat

Alaska stands at an important threshold, and the decisions we make in the coming months will determine the fate of wild Alaska salmon for generations to come.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-03-01/alaskans-must-stand-firm-protect-salm
Opinion

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