Will development of the Tulsequah Chief Mine harm Taku River fisheries? Thursday night marks the first meeting of a task force created to seek out and address potential threats. Sen. Dennis Egan, and Reps.
January is a time for taking stock of one's resources. For the state of Alaska the resources are Alaska's natural resources. Development projects are high on the list of legislative priorities for many state office holders.
The city of Juneau will support a road north toward Skagway when it submits comments at the state's deadline this week, city officials say.
Commissioner Dan Sullivan has announced two new appointments in the Department of Natural Resources. Tom Crafford has been appointed as director of the Office of Project Management and Permitting. Ben Ellis will be the new director of Parks and Outdoor Recreation.
The House Resources Committee passed a resolution Monday supporting Coeur Alaska's tailings plan for the Kensington Mine north of Juneau, encouraging an appeal to the nation's highest court if need be.
Coastal communities struggling to meet a March 1 deadline to draw up new plans for environmental oversight of development along their coastline could be granted a temporary reprieve under a proposal before the Alaska Legislature.
The prospect of the Pebble Mine is a looming figure for many in Bristol Bay.
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest
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