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Off the Beaten Path: The Golden Circle

...night. The last 60 miles of the Golden Circle from Carcross to Skagway passes through rugged mountains and along blue, alpine lakes. The nearly 3,000 foot descent from White Pass into Skagway is the coolest end to a bike ride I've yet to experience...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-01-31/beaten-path-golden-circle
Outdoors
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062205/let_20050622008.shtml
Opinion
Blame should be on Coeur's engineers

...to 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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072106/let_20060721020.shtml
Opinion
Kensington meetings slated for next week

...project creates less harm, Juneau environmentalists say it has a major impact on Berners Bay, and storing tailings in an alpine lake with a viable fish population is unacceptable. The public may provide formal comments on the proposed state and federal...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072304/sta_kensington.shtml
News
Hard rock, hard choices

...the previous plan and includes dumping mine tailings - the crushed rock from which gold has been extracted - into an alpine lake, environmentalists heartily disagree. "They (the government) have redefined Kensington's mine waste as fill and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072504/loc_hardrock.shtml
News
Company submits competing plan for Berners hydropower

...Alaska Power & Telephone Co. filed a preliminary application in March to tap energy from a small, kidney-shaped alpine lake, 3,160 feet above Berners Bay's largest braided tributary, the Lace River. A second firm, Green Power Development...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072606/loc_20060726015.shtml
News
Most at meeting want mine open

...plan and causing more harm to the environment with the new plan to store mine tailings in Lower Slate Lake, a sub-alpine lake above Berners Bay. "Coeur is in a rush to satisfy its creditors and its shareholders and the EPA is in a rush to satisfy...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072704/loc_freeyourmine.shtml
News
City proposes conditions for mine

...permits for the project, about 55 percent who spoke supported the mine. But about 45 percent of the speakers opposed the company's plans to use Berners Bay for marine transport of workers and a sub-alpine lake for mine tailings storage.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/083104/loc_conditions.shtml
News
Legislators learn about mine suit

...The environmental groups are trying to stop the mine's operator, Coeur Alaska, from putting tailings into a sub-alpine lake located in Berners Bay. The groups say the move violates the Clean Water Act and could set a precedence that would...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090106/sta_20060901039.shtml
News
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092205/let_20050922020.shtml
Opinion

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