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Is 'minimal' impact too much?

...woodsAbout 61 acres of wetlands would be lost under Alternative 2B. The majority of that, 53 acres, would be between Slate Creek and Sherman Point north of Berner's Bay. Design changes made following a 2008 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permitting...
My Turn: Preserve Berners Bay now

...through Goldbelt Corporation property to Cascade Point. From that location, workers and supplies would be ferried to Slate Creek Cove near the Kensington mine. As the first trees were falling, Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch was getting 10 million more...
Auke Bay was once like Berners Bay is today

...bay's sensitive estuarine zone. The tailings dump would be behind a dam on Lower Slate Lake, which drains into the Slate Creek salmon stream and beyond to the bay's Slate Cove. Transport facilities at Slate Cove and Cascade Point would provide...
Forest Service OKs Kensington mine plan

...Hall, mining coordinator for the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council. The docks are planned at Cascade Point and Slate Creek Cove, both inside the bay. "This marine access is exactly what puts the bay's resources at risk. We think the...
Alaska Digest

...environmentalists contend is a violation of the Clean Water Act. A permit allows a dam to be built on the east fork of Slate Creek that will expand the 23-acre lake to 62 acres. The permit allows Coeur Alaska, the gold mine developer, to dredge...
Coeur reports on its efforts to open mine

...have shown photos from Berners Bay so that residents could see that the mine isn't visible. The mine's dock in Slate Creek Cove and the beginning of the mine access road, on the other hand, are visible from Berners Bay. "I wish they would...
Coeur Alaska should find another way

...Lower Slate Lake is a bad one. The lake is about 20 acres and currently drains into Berners Bay via Slate Creek. Coeur plans to dam Slate Creek and dump the tailings into the lake. In addition to sacrificing the lake, the plan would endanger...
Goldbelt dock gets OK for Cascade Point

...We involved headquarters in some of those discussions," he said. Coeur Alaska plans to build a sister dock at Slate Creek Cove, on the west side of Berners Bay, where Kensington mine workers will disembark for bus rides to the mine.
Protect Berners Bay

...under the Clean Water Act to protect water quality. Coeur Alaska is also trying to build an industrial port facility at Slate Creek Cove. It is not worth sacrificing Berners Bay for the short-term benefit of an outside, multinational corporation...
Kensington meetings slated for next week

...Juneau. Dredging or placement of fill in the proposed tailings storage in Lower Slate Lake and the proposed dock at Slate Creek Cove. Certifying the Lower Slate Lake tailings storage as the best environmental alternative. Consistency with the...


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