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Agency mulls managing private refuge development

...said the federal government does not own subsurface mineral rights in many of the refuges and that those who own the...said the agency's current regulations for private mineral rights are so full of qualifiers and discretion that they're...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-25/agency-mulls-managing-private-refuge-de
State
Empire Editorial: Arctic issues are Alaska's issues

...should have a lead role in those talks since it's our mineral rights that could be at stake.Russia considers the Lomonosov...shelves as well, and as such they should be granted mineral rights.As for the United State's involvement, it believes...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-01-05/arctic-issues-are-alaskas-issues
Opinion
Proposal would require legislative mine approval

...bill could be challenged as violating the prohibition against local and special legislation.He also said that if mineral rights were acquired and the state then takes those or imposes such strict permitting requirements that a developer is denied...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-10-28/proposal-would-require-legislative-mine
State
BLM transfers mineral rights acreage to Koniag

...Native regional corporation has received title to mineral rights on 146,693 acres on the Alaska Peninsula. Koniag...Bureau of Land Management had approved the transfer of mineral rights promised almost 40 years ago in the Alaska Native...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111810/reg_737971546.shtml
Regional News
Alaska Digest

...recreation area of Berners Bay near Juneau. The corporations, Sealaska and Cape Fox, would give up other land and mineral rights in Southeast. Carl Rosier, a retired state Fish and Game commissioner under Gov. Walter Hickel, said any kind...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092904/loc_akdigest.shtml
News
Empire Editorial: Share the wealth

...have required the Barrow-based Native corporation to share revenues derived from its 90,000 acres of subsurface mineral rights in the refuge. To Outside observers, shuttling funds from ANWR oil to Native shareholders hundreds of miles away...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112005/opi_20051120013.shtml
Opinion
Mining company seeks gold permits

...gold, copper, silver and zinc. The parcel is about 2,000 acres. Niblack Mining owns 230 acres of surface and mineral rights, Nicol said. The remaining acreage is mineral claims on state land surrounding the private land. The overall goal...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050107/sta_20070501005.shtml
News
State raises concerns about Pebble Mine study

...use of certain waters for dredge or fill materials, that could have the potential to "extinguish" the state's mineral rights and leases held by others, he said. Geraghty noted that the assessment encompasses about 15 million acres of largely...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-05-04/state-raises-concerns-about-pebble-mine
State
My Turn: Striving to be 'landless' no more

...Sealaska has a vested interest with a land settlement for these communities since they're entitled to subsurface (mineral) rights to those lands. And of course they're also in the timber business, as well as being first in line for any actual...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052209/opi_442794327.shtml
Get permission to pan

...larceny. With the rise of gold prices, such activity is becoming much more common, but legal action to defend the mineral rights will likely follow. The general public needs to know where open, unclaimed land is and respect others' property...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070709/let_460685480.shtml

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