Sen. Lisa Murkowski has introduced a bill that aims to open up jobs to locals at certain Southeast mines. Sen.
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.
"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.
JUNEAU - Gov. Sean Parnell has introduced legislation aimed at improving the permitting process in Alaska, but critics fear it will hurt the public's ability to participate in permitting decisions.
Lines to mines: Miners ask for power lines, pipe lines to resources The governor's Roads to Resources endeavor is not incentive enough for Alaska's miners, according to industry representatives.
Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell concluded a series of public hearings about the Ballot Measure 2 establishing an Alaska Coastal Management Program, with both sides of the issue seeking support from those in the middle.
Opponents of the Coastal Management measure on the August 28 ballot have raised 10 times the amount the Alaska Sea Party has raised to promote the measure, with the state's mining industry far exceeding its oil and gas industry in funding the opposition.
The Alaska Photo Library was unveiled by Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer and Department of Community and Economic Development Commissioner Debby Sedwick on June 18.
In appreciation of its local supporters, Hearthside has planned a party that will run from 12:01 to 1 a.m. Saturday morning. The owners encourage people to call ahead, reserve their copy and come down to the store at midnight to collect the book.
...Kensington."Juneau and the Southeast region owe Dennis some thanks," said Mike Satre, the Juneau-based executive director of the Council of Producers, the trade group for Alaska's mining companies.What Wheeler did, say those who have worked...
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