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Proposed coal mine development draws water rights debate

...for traditional, perpetual water rights over Middle Creek near its proposed strip-mining operation.The Chuitna Citizens' Coalition in 2009 filed a Reservation of water rights to keep the water in Middle Creek. The group's applications...
Letter to the Editor: Chime in on Chuitna

...salmon. It took a court battle, but DNR finally opened a comment period to get public input about granting the Chuitna Citizens Coalition what's called an instream water flow application, something that guarantees enough water in a particular...
State news in brief

...found the Department of Natural Resources "unreasonably withheld" agency action on applications filed by the Chuitna Citizens Coalition in 2009.Rindner ordered the department to begin adjudicating the applications within 30 days of his order...
Chuitna residents petition against coal mine plan

...side of Cook Inlet delivered a petition to Gov. Sean Parnell. The Anchorage Daily News reports members of the Chuitna Citizens Coalition met Wednesday with the governor to deliver the petition with 1,500 names. They say the surface mine proposed...
State rejects Chuitna Watershed anti-coal petition

...a 109-page ruling.In January 2010, the Chuitna Citizens Coalition and Cook Inletkeeper submitted a petition to...Sean) Parnell should be ashamed of himself," Chuitna Citizens Coalition President Judy Heilman said in a statement...
Groups opposed to Chuitna coal mine sue state, seek resolution on nearby stream water

...developers, the groups said in a lawsuit.The Chuitna Citizens Coalition and Cook Inletkeeper sued the Alaska Department...likely."For 25 years. Is that temporary?" Chuitna Citizens Coalition spokeswoman Judy Heilman said.State law allows...
Arts calendar

...5:15-6:15 p.m., Northern Light United Church. Everyone welcome. Details: Judith, 789-9229.Chuitna Citizens Coalition and Cook Inletkeeper panel discussion, 5:30 p.m., Silverbow Inn. Reception and panel discussion about...
Strip-mining plan draws criticism

...toxicologist who worked for the California Environmental Protection Agency for over 25 years. Last January, the Chuitna Citizens Coalition and Cook Inletkeeper submitted a petition to protect the Cook Inlet and its surrounding communities from environmental...
Reports: Coal project will cause 'irreversible' damage to streams

...its preliminary mining and reclamation plans, in making their conclusions. The reports were prepared for the Chuitna Citizens Coalition and Cook Inlet Keeper, a nonprofit advocacy group. A call to PacRim for comment Monday was not immediately...
Permitting bill hits bump in Senate Finance committee

...can't issue another water right or authorization before it decides whether to grant a water reservation.The Chuitna Citizens Coalition, which according to court records applied for a water reservation in 2009, appealed a decision by the Department...


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