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Alaskans should take note of B.C. mines

...important dialogue" that British Columbia Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett encourages Alaskans to have with the B.C. government and mining interests, I am curious to get a better understanding of why Canadian taxpayers shelled out millions...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-04-19/alaskans-should-take-note-bc-mines
Letters
Off the Beaten Path: Transboundary mining efforts are just another gold rush scam

...we're faced with another, much less charming, gold rush scam. We're being told by mining corporations and the B.C. government that giant open pit sulfide mines being built in transboundary watersheds of the Taku, Stikine and Unuk Rivers won't...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-10/beaten-path-transboundary-mining-eff
Outdoors
My turn: Mine development in British Columbia raises concerns

...tailings facility without implementing any recommendations. Thousands of concerned Alaskans feel slighted by the B.C. government, and we await the moment when our own state government stands up and speaks on behalf of its constituents. We hope...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-29/my-turn-mine-development-british-colu
Opinion
Empire Editorial: On the topic of transboundary mines, a response to Mr. Bill Bennett

...across our boundary? Would you feel it acceptable if we were to deny your requests for independent reviews, as the B.C. government did when Alaskans asked for a review of the planned Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell Mine?In the next section of your...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-22/empire-editorial-topic-transboundary-
Opinion
United Tribal Transboundary Mining Work Group 'outraged,' insulted by Red Chris opening in Stikine watershed

...large-scale mine in this watershed, only costs. Yet, we've not been consulted whatsoever by Imperial Metals or by the B.C. government on this mine," they wrote. "We again call on the State of Alaska, on our congressional delegation and on the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-13/united-tribal-transboundary-mining-w
Outdoors
Mount Polley report: Two dams expected to fail every 10 years

...regardless of the enormous risks to Alaska's downstream communities, fisheries and tourism. Today's news that the B.C. government allowed Red Chris to begin operating before the ink was even dry on the Mount Polley report, and without even the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-05/mount-polley-report-two-dams-expecte
Outdoors
KSM part III: 'A perfect storm' for mining push?

...Environmental Affairs, declined to answer questions about the amount of the bond, referring the question to the B.C. government."That is their decision. That is not ours," he said.Murphy said the operating cost to treat tainted water...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-11/ksm-part-iii-perfect-storm-mining-pu
Outdoors
B.C. ferry woes teach Alaska

...hold accountable when there were problems, he said. "Maybe the most significant thing in the long term is that B.C. government initiated the ferry design and construction program to revitalize the Vancouver shipbuilding industry. They had...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071101/Loc_FerryWoes.shtml
Local
Tulsequah Chief mine back in spotlight

...technical issues still to be resolved, she said. Don Weir of the Taku Wilderness Association in Atlin said the B.C. government process has "a structural flaw." Officials with the Environmental Assessment Office originally said they weren't...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120301/sta_mining.shtml
News
B.C. government, First Nations discuss using Native place names

...beside them as a co-naming initiative," Attorney General Geoff Plant. Members of the First Nations Summit and the B.C. government signed a protocol agreement in September to try to keep the government and First Nations discussing issues to improve...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122303/sta_nativenames.shtml
News

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