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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...
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.
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...
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...
Sens Begich, Murkowski call for action on transboundary mines

...has provided the Canadian government with recommendations on how to best protect salmon populations downstream from the new mines.Begich said he wants to encourage Alaskans to contact their legislators regularly about actions they want to see and...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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