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Tongass trees cut to prepare for road

...very disturbing to know it is taking such extreme measures early on in the project," said John Hudson, with the Friends of Berners Bay conservation group. "We promised to put bridges over all of the streams," responded Randy Bayliss, an engineer...
It's about affordable transportation

...complaining about the environmental damage that a road out of Juneau will cause. I would challenge the Sierra Club, Friends of Berners Bay, Lynn Canal Conservation, Friends of the Ocean, Alaska Transportation Priorities Project, etc., to prove...
My Turn: Murkowski land swap is dirty deal for Alaskans

As a longtime Juneau community member I am appalled by the proposed Cape Fox Land Exchange, the latest backroom maneuver by Sen. Murkowski to help Kensington mine cut corners and costs at the public's expense. Coeur Alaska, owner of the Kensington gold mine, has an approved operating plan but they want to cut corners to maximize their profits.
Hard rock, hard choices a lot. But who knows if the road is going to go through there?" John Hudson of the environmental group Friends of Berners Bay thinks that unless Coeur and the state significantly revise their current plans for mining and road building...
Town Meeting on Berners draws hundreds

Several hundred Juneau residents gathered Saturday morning at a town meeting on a federal bill that would facilitate a controversial land transfer involving Berners Bay. The land exchange is the subject of a federal bill sponsored by Sen. Lisa Murkowski that would allow the U.S. Department of the Interior to trade an undetermined amount of federal land near Berners Bay to Sealaska Corp. and Cape Fox Native Corp. in exchange for about 3,000 acres of corporation land near Ketchikan. Sealaska is the Southeast Alaska regional Native corporation and Cape Fox is a village Native corporation in Saxman. Representatives from Cape Fox, Sealaska, the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council and Friends of Berners Bay presented testimony before the floor was opened to members of the audience, of whom more than 50 spoke.
Drilling equipment accident results in fluid spill at Kensington site

A piece of drilling equipment for the Kensington Gold Mine fell on Friday and leaked a small amount of hydraulic fluid into Slate Creek Cove, north of Juneau.
Around Town

...Carole, 789-3345. Cribbage, 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: 463-6175. Friends of Berners Bay Potluck/Auction/Slideshow, 6:30 p.m. potluck, 7:30 p.m. live auction, 7:45 p.m. slideshow...
My Turn: The Empire was just doing its job

...about good government and the public's right to know. Skip Gray is past co-chairman and founding member of Friends of Berners Bay and past president and founding member of Alaskans for Juneau, a group that for 10 years scrutinized the A-J...
My turn: Where does SEACC's money come from?

...of American Forest Dwellers, Chichagof Conservation Council Customary, Traditional Gathering Council of Kake, Friends of Berners Bay, Friends of Glacier Bay, Juneau Audubon Society, Lisianski Inlet Resource Council, Lower Chatham Conservation...
Groups appeal mine approval

...there's a lot of merit," Arnold added. The environmental groups - Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, Friends of Berners Bay, the Juneau group of the Sierra Club and Lynn Canal Conservation, Inc., filed their appeal with Denny Bschor...


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