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Home Runs: Alaska's leaders must walk their salmon talk

...Mallott have talked about these ideas but their administration continues to look the other way as Canada rubber stamps new mines near our communities. The governor's Internal Transboundary Waters Working Group has become adept at closed-door...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-09/home-runs-alaskas-leaders-must-walk-t
Opinion
Empire Editorial: On the topic of transboundary mines, a response to Mr. Bill Bennett

...largely ignored in their efforts, as this newspaper and others reported at the time.As B.C. forges ahead with 30 new mines to add to the existing 123 along the transboundary region, we'd like to see a firmer grip on reality and less public...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-22/empire-editorial-topic-transboundary-
Opinion
Alaska's mines keep plugging

...likely to continue into the new year.But developers of new mines seem to be stuck, bogged down by a poor global investment...mining industry is in a funk.That means developers of new mines find it hard to raise money. In Alaska, across Cook...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-01/alaskas-mines-keep-plugging
State
My Turn: When in doubt, vote for bipartisanship

...a mine near Bristol Bay called the Pebble Mine. Based on what you know or have heard, do you support or oppose this new mine?" The results shows that 59 percent of Alaskans oppose the new Pebble Mine proposal, compared with 25 percent who support...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-26/my-turn-when-doubt-vote-bipartisanshi
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 the area.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-25/canadian-company-eyes-new-mine-alaska
State
Advocates: Tailings dam breach a warning for Alaska

...traditional resources are protected."Brian Lynch, of the Petersburg Vessel Owners Association, asked that Canada "issue no new mine permits in the transboundary river region until there is a full investigation of this accident and (there are) guarantees...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-08/advocates-tailings-dam-breach-warning-a
Local
KSM Pt. 2: A river runs through it, and that's the problem

...negatively affect Alaska's water and its fisheries.British Columbia, according to its jobs plan, has a goal of eight new mines being in operation by 2015 and nine mines getting upgrades and expansions.Currently, the BC Environmental Assessment...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-03/river-runs-through-it-and-thats-prob
Outdoors
KSM part III: 'A perfect storm' for mining push?

...that manages the review of proposed major projects." According to its jobs plan, British Columbia aims to get eight new mines operational by 2015; it aims for nine mines to get upgrades and expansions.Currently, the B.C. Environmental Assessment...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-11/ksm-part-iii-perfect-storm-mining-pu
Outdoors
Hecla CEO: Bright future for Greens Creek

...between the two is likely as silver demand grows. Low silver prices in prior decades limited exploration and has led to few new mines, he added, a factor that could tighten the market and mean strong silver prices long-term.To do its part in meeting...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-02/hecla-ceo-bright-future-greens-creek
Local
Empire Editorial: Mount Polley breach a thunderous warning

...council could not be more right.We agree wholeheartedly with one association's call that Canada put an immediate halt to new mine permits in the transboundary river region until the Mount Polley incident is thoroughly studied and understood.That...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-12/empire-editorial-mount-polley-breach-
Opinion

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