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Company proposes hydroelectric project for Berners Bay

...issues at Alaska Power & Telephone Co., based in Port Townsend, Wash., hopes to tap the energy potential of an alpine lake perched on a mountain 3,160 feet above the bay's largest braided tributary, the Lace River. The project would...
A lousy future for Berners Bay implied by Chris Dewitt's My Turn on May 24. Coeur Alaska Corp. wants to dump mine tailings into a pristine alpine lake that drains into Berners Bay. The National Marine Fisheries Service recommends that Coeur apply for legal authorization...
Don't dump toxic waste

...illegal, contrary to common sense, and sets a dangerous precedent to allow the dumping of mining waste into a pristine alpine lake. If it is allowed here, there is little to stop it happening to any lake or stream in Alaska or the Lower 48, no...
Sitka police officer rescued after fall

...200 yards down a cliff while out hunting. Kyle Ferguson, 31, was rescued early Friday morning after falling near Alpine Lake, about 10 miles north of Sitka. The U.S. Coast Guard, medics and members of the Sitka Mountain Rescue, responded...
Mine shouldn't depend on handouts

...state has ponied up a nearly $1 million when it extended the road to Cascade Point. We've already given them an alpine lake so they can get dispose of the toxic waste. Are there any other natural resources or public monies that we should give...
Blame should be on Coeur's engineers blame. They are the ones who have chosen an illegal course of action - dumping treated mine waste into a pristine alpine lake. Such action would be a direct violation of the Clean Water Act, and a horrible precedent that could affect water...
Groups appeal mine approval

...Coeur Alaska's plans to use Berners Bay as a transportation corridor and dump rock waste, or tailings, into a sub-alpine lake. They also claim that the Forest Service did not evaluate the cumulative effects of other projects in Berners Bay...
Too valuable a resource

...Slate Lake with mine waste will adversely affect the ecosystem of Berners Bay. This is not simply an issue of losing an alpine lake to mine tailings, this is an issue of losing Berners Bay, as we fondly know it now. This is also in violation of...
Agencies raise concerns over mine impacts

...state of Alaska, and U.S. Forest Service officials over the possible effects of disposing mine waste in a sub-alpine lake and ferrying workers and materials through Berners Bay. The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council and Friends of Berners...
Coeur has a strange way of agreeing

...agreement. To agree would be to recognize that 4.5 million tons of chemically processed mining waste dumped into an alpine lake does not give Alaskans what they deserve. If you want to talk about agreeing, let's talk about acting in line with...


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