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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
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
UAS to offer new mine training program

A first of its kind Alaskan mine training program will begin this fall at the University of Alaska Southeast as a direct response to the industry's request for well-trained entry-level employees, officials say.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082407/loc_20070824018.shtml
News
As mining booms in Southeast, so does mine training program

...local, regional and state economy, the University of Alaska Southeast has embarked on a mission to meet the demand for new mine workers.That's where the Center for Mine Training comes in.The UAS Center for Mine Training is a vocational education...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-18/mining-booms-southeast-so-does-mine-tra
State | Local
Permit extended for proposed Alaska coal mine in Mat-Su

...the proposed Usibelli coal mine in the Mat-Su valley. Healy-based Usibelli Coal Mine Inc. is hoping to develop a new mine at Wishbone Hill, just outside of Palmer. Dozens of Mat-Su residents gathered to protest against the mine Tuesday...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061710/reg_655248505.shtml
regional
Permits approved for new Usibelli Alaska coal mine

...engineering Fred Wallis said.The new mine - which is named for nearby Jumbo...Fairbanks.Another reason for the new mine is to ensure Usibelli has enough coal...before they can begin working on a new mine. Usibelli posted an initial bond...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-02-20/permits-approved-new-usibelli-alaska-co
State
Alaska Miners Association convention in Anchorage

...been flat for more than a year, the Anchorage Daily News reported Friday. Gold prices are at historic highs, a large new mine has opened northwest of Juneau, and more than 4 million acres of state land are staked for exploration. The overall...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110710/sta_732536048.shtml
News
Usibelli acquires leases for coal-mine development

...Meanwhile, Usibelli is moving its operations just north of where the company has been mining for the past 20 years. A new mine, called Two Bull Ridge, is expected to be fully operational by 2002. Usibelli said it will supply the Interior's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111400/Biz_Usibelli.html
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