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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Nov. 24, 2014

...strict parents who tell us that no, we can't build a gold mine in our backyard. Last week, we were given a pair of examples as a grand jury criminally indicted the operators of a platinum mine in Western Alaska and the New York Times published a damning...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-24/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-n
Opinion
Alaska, B.C. say they cooperate quietly on transboundary mine issues

...Mitchell, or KSM, porphyry copper-gold mine near the headwaters of the Unuk River drainage...Department of Natural Resources, said the Large Mine Permitting Team, or LMPT, system used...Enacting the LMPT system is done by the mine proponent, he said, which also pays for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-14/alaska-bc-say-they-cooperate-quietly-tr
State | Local
Mine project splits major state industries

...ANCHORAGE - A potential copper and gold mine at the headwaters of one of the world's...strong re-election challenge.The Pebble Mine project that's on Tuesday's ballot...Alaska ballot measure to try to cripple the mine."If it wasn't for Bob weighing in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-02/mine-project-splits-major-state-industr
State
Chieftain plans Taku River barge

...Metals, owner of the Tulsequah Chief mine, has returned to plans to use barges...In its most recent plan to open the mine, the company had said it would build an 80-mile road from Atlin to the mine, instead of using barges for transport...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-14/chieftain-plans-taku-river-barge
Outdoors
Controversial KSM mine gets key permits

...Sulphurets Mitchell, a British Columbia mine in the transboundary Unuk River watershed...decision in November.KSM, while a large mine, is just one of a handful Southeast Alaskans...rights of way for tunnels connecting the mine and the tailings facility, which are in...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-22/controversial-ksm-mine-gets-key-perm
Outdoors
Mining company eyes ski area for gold mine

...downhill ski area near Fairbanks into a gold mine.Freegold Ventures Ltd. already leases...public would have 30 days to comment on a mine lease. Afterward, the trust could negotiate a contract with the mine company.Fay acknowledged the trust would...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-23/mining-company-eyes-ski-area-gold-mine
State
Empire Editorial: Keep pressure on transboundary mines

...reassure Alaskans that British Columbia takes mine safety seriously. Bennett's message...prominent way?The enormous Mount Polley Mine tailings dam failed Aug. 4, spilling...Alaska. The Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell Mine, for example, is planned for the headwaters...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-14/empire-editorial-keep-pressure-transb
Opinion
Federal agency criticizes handling of coal permits

...firm. Since Usibelli began work on the mine in 2010, Trustee attorneys have challenged...further develop the Wishbone Hill coal mine," she said.Conservation groups and...Tribal government have been fighting the mine. Lisa Wade, who represents the Chickaloon...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-17/federal-agency-criticizes-handling-coal
State
AIDEA approves commercial loan for Wasilla theme park

...Anchorage, the Skagway Ore Terminal, the Ketchikan Shipyard, and the Delong Mountain Transportation System, a 52-mile haul road over which ore from the Red Dog Mine, the world's second-largest zinc mine, is carried to tidewater.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-18/aidea-approves-commercial-loan-wasilla-
State
Ballot measures 3, 4 pass by a landslide

...the minimum wage and adding a layer of permitting to the Pebble Mine project were approved easily by voters Tuesday.Ballot Measure...Ballot Measure 4 would require the legislature to approve Pebble Mine development, on top of the existing regulatory process. More...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-05/ballot-measures-3-4-pass-landslide
Local

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