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House passes fuel tax by a hair

Everyone who drives a car or heats their home with oil will soon feel the impact of a state tax on fuel if a bill that just barely passed the Alaska House on Wednesday is signed into law. A bill sponsored by Rep.
State | AK legislature
Exploration off 38%, producing mines strong

JUNEAU - Mining is good for Alaska's economy, but while the state's six producing mines are holding up well, and some even expanding, a sharp 38 percent drop in exploration spending last year is having ripple effects.
State | AK legislature
New bill introduced to open up SE mines

Sen. Lisa Murkowski has introduced a bill that aims to open up jobs to locals at certain Southeast mines. Sen.
Industry reps talk mining at State Capitol

Juneau's Michael Satre and other representatives of Alaska's mining industry gave a presentation Wednesday to a joint meeting of the House and Senate Resources committees in which they described Alaska's mining sector as a major player in the United States and the world.
Mine industry prepares for new 'battles'

Following a year of record mineral production levels, Alaska miners are preparing for what many of them see as an attack on the industry by an expanding conservation community.
UAS miner training program prompted by industry demand

"Introduction to Mining Occupations and Operatings" students had an opportunity to see a mine firsthand in March, when the Southeast Alaska cohort of the University of Alaska Southeast class for high school seniors toured the Coeur Alaska Kensington Gold Mine.
State | Local
AK mines produce $3.8 billion in 2011

...Alaska's miners, according to industry representatives.Representatives for the Alaska Miners Association and Council of Alaska Producers gave the mining industry's annual update to the Legislature at a Joint House and Senate Resources Committee...
Mining comes with risks, and rewards

...held at the Capitol on Thursday. Matthias runs Karen Matthias Consulting. The report was commissioned by the Council of Alaska Producers.Matthias said three-fifths of the hydroelectric power in Juneau comes from power plants developed by mines...
Coastal management backers, foes present well-honed arguments

...he said. Industry representatives disputed that. Mike Satre, the Juneau-based executive director of the Council of Alaska Producers, acknowledged that Coastal Management was pro-community, but disputed the rest. If it was pro-development...
Big donors against Coastal Management initiative

...the largest portion of funding for the ballot measure campaign," said Mike Satre, executive director of the Council of Alaska Producers, the state's mining trade group and initiative opponent.Many mines are in coastal areas that would be covered...


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