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My Turn: Ballot Measure 4 is bad policy and bad for business

...look at the excellent track records of the five large metal mines already operating in Alaska. Despite Alaska's long...25-year-old Red Dog Mine as our oldest.All five metal mines were permitted under the modern environmental regulatory...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-28/my-turn-ballot-measure-4-bad-policy-a
Opinion
Canadian company eyes new mine in Alaska

KETCHIKAN - A Canadian company is moving forward with plans for a new rare-earth metals mine at the end of Kendrick Bay on Prince of Wales Island, sending a team to drill and spending millions sampling rock and studying...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-25/canadian-company-eyes-new-mine-alaska
State
Alaska Editorial: SB99 opens wider opportunities for Southeast Alaska

...locally and statewide.The first is Ucore's Bokan-Dotson Ridge rare earth mineral mining project. The second is a metal mine at Niblack to be developed by Heatherdale Resources. Gold, silver, copper and zinc are available at Niblack.The...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-26/alaska-editorial-sb99-opens-wider-opp
Opinion
KSM Pt. 2: A river runs through it, and that's the problem

...Currently, the BC Environmental Assessment Office has eight aggregate/coal mines and seven metal mines active in the pre-application phase; two metal mines are in the application phase, according to Greg Leake, the EAO's Director of Client Communications...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-03/river-runs-through-it-and-thats-prob
Outdoors
New bill introduced to open up SE mines

...legislation to allow for 18 miles of road through a roadless area on Prince of Wales to the Niblack and Bokan Mountain heavy metal mines. The legislation is expected to be similar to Senate Bill S. 3330 Murkowski introduce in June of 2012 called the Niblack...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-02-04/new-bill-introduced-open-se-mines
Local
State maps substantial strategic and critical mineral resources

...Mountain and Dotson Ridge uranium and rare earth element deposit on Prince of Wales Island, and the precious and base metals mines located near Juneau, are found in rock formations called Taku, Wrangellia, Alexander, Yakutat and others.Niblack...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-18/state-maps-substantial-strategic-and-cr
State
Bill to help open mine gets hearing

...Sen. Frank Murkowski presented a bill to a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday that would expedite the opening of multi-metal mines about 45 miles northwest of downtown Juneau. The Cape Fox Land Entitlement Act of 2002, or Senate Bill 2222, would...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061902/sta_legmine.shtml
News
Fishermen eye looming mine deadline

...River Inlet, fed by Southeast Alaska's biggest salmon spawning ground while upstream in Canada a proposed, multi-metal mine hurtles toward a crucial milestone in its approval process. The Canadian government provided 30 days for U.S. citizens...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070404/sta_deadline.shtml
News
State eyes easing pollution rule

...protecting wild salmon and the environment. The British Columbia provincial government is fast-tracking a proposed multi-metal mine in the Taku River watershed, which includes a mixing zone for wastewater discharges to the Tulsequah River. The Environmental...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082604/sta_pollution.shtml
News
Groups dispute Greens Creek Mine bond

...the cost of cleaning up harmful acid runoff from mine tailings without an adequate bond. The Admiralty Island multi-metal mine is a joint venture of Kennecott Minerals, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Hecla Mining Co. based in Coeur d'Alene...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091802/sta_minecleanup.shtml
News

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