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My Turn: B.C. mining minister gives false assurances

...comes to the review and permitting of large-scale mines is part of the problem. There is no accountability, no public participation, no requirements that Alaskans' concerns get addressed, and no place for communities, fishermen or tribes to...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-03/my-turn-bc-mining-minister-gives-fals
Opinion
Off the Beaten Path: Notes from the transboundary

...down in 1957, despite repeated attempts to clean it up.David Chambers, president of the Center for Science in Public Participation, pointed out that acid mine drainage is toxic at one part per billion. He used the analogy that all it would...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-31/beaten-path-notes-transboundary
Outdoors
My Turn: Transboundary mines a looming problem

...Management Program. Both promoted the failed HB77 which would have severely disenfranchised local stakeholders from the public participation process for new development. Dan Sullivan's "EPA overreach" are simply code words for pro-mining and ignore...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-07/my-turn-transboundary-mines-looming-pro
Opinion
National survey reveals trends in public participation in the arts

Initial results from a survey on public participation in the arts conducted by the National Endowment for the Arts were recently released by the NEA, offering an overview of current...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-10-17/national-survey-reveals-trends-public-par
Art
Room for public participation in interchange design

...environmental considerations, public participation and right-of-way acquisition...environmental documents and public participation, and construction can begin...also a need for extensive public participation in the design of the interchanges...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061701/Ope_Interchange.html
Opinion
Plan for Planning Day

...landscape. For a full list of initiatives, visit www.sitkahealthsummitak.org.The Sitka Health Summit encourages public participation in Planning Day. Register online at www.sitkahealthsummitak.org or call Director Melissa Marconi Wentzel at...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-09-14/plan-planning-day
Neighbors
New ad buys in Senate race

...But critics said it would have given the commissioner too much power and raised concerns that it would limit public participation in the permitting process.The bill passed the state House in 2013 before stalling in the Senate, where efforts...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-29/new-ad-buys-senate-race
State
Poll finds most Alaskans ignorant of pending permitting change

...Bill 77 is designed to allow government officials to issue development permits more quickly by taking away some public participation opportunities from Alaskans." After hearing that description, 10 percent said they support the bill and 68 percent...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-07/poll-finds-most-alaskans-ignorant-pendi
State | AK legislature
Gas line, permitting bills things to watch this week

...there was misunderstanding about the public comment portion. He said the administration was not trying to limit public participation but rather was trying to get people involved in the process early so their concerns could be addressed. He said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-10/gas-line-permitting-bills-things-watch-
State | AK legislature
Abundant opportunities for AFF participation

The Alaska Folk Festival offers a range of opportunities for public participation outside of attending concerts at Centennial Hall -- from dancing at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center to taking a festival workshop...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-10/abundant-opportunities-aff-participation
Art

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