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Relatively harmless pursuits of pleasure

...heartfelt plea to use public land for ORVs touched me deeply. I represent a small, clandestine organization dedicated to strip mining with no possibility of finding useable ore. A related group, organized by my buddy's brother-in-law (and also...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060302/let_letter2.shtml
Opinion
Friends of fishing?

...any fishing port in Alaska. This image links to Oceana's belief that commercial fishing is no more than sea-based strip mining. The Web site shows three headquarters for the organization: in Washington, D.C., in California, and in Juneau...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102302/let_letter11.shtml
Opinion
Canadian firm plans gold mine near Cook Inlet

...said Bob Shavelson, executive director of Homer-based environmental watchdog. "Any time you've got some open pit strip mining, you're going to have concerns for fish streams in the area," Shavelson said. "Hopefully, we'll find some...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/033004/sta_goldmine.shtml
News
Alaskans must stand firm to protect salmon habitat

...Governor wants us to believe the permitting system can somehow magically mitigate away the devastating effects of coal strip mining on wild salmon streams. But anyone who's lived with salmon knows that's untrue.Alaska is the last stronghold...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-03-05/alaskans-must-stand-firm-protect-salm
Opinion
Strip-mining plan draws criticism

...submitted a petition to protect the Cook Inlet and its surrounding communities from environmental damage associated with strip-mining proposed by PacRim Coal. Part of PacRim's plan calls for the removal of 11 miles of Middle Creek, a tributary deemed...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012111/sta_773941229.shtml
News
State rejects Chuitna Watershed anti-coal petition

...submitted a petition to protect the Cook Inlet and its surrounding communities from environmental damage associated with strip mining proposed by Delaware-based PacRim Coal LP.Part of PacRim's plan calls for the removal of 11 miles of Middle Creek...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-10-25/state-rejects-chuitna-watershed-anti-co
State
Groups opposed to Chuitna coal mine sue state, seek resolution on nearby stream water

...proposed the Chuitna mine project for the west side of Cook Inlet about 45 miles southwest of Anchorage. Plans call for strip-mining 300 million metric tons of coal over 25 years. Most of the coal would be shipped to Asia for burning in power plants...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-11-23/groups-opposed-chuitna-coal-mine-sue-st
State
Alaskans must stand firm to protect salmon habitat

...governor wants us to believe the permitting system can somehow magically mitigate away the devastating effects of coal strip mining on wild salmon streams. But anyone who's lived with salmon knows that's untrue.Alaska is the last stronghold...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-03-01/alaskans-must-stand-firm-protect-salm
Opinion
My Turn: Coal will take us backwards

...S. Energy Information Agency found coal to produce 60 percent more greenhouse gases. Considering the ravages of strip mining, mercury in our fish, asthma in our children, and high greenhouse gas emissions, there's simply no such thing...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082907/opi_20070829020.shtml
Opinion
Critics line up to protest proposed mine

...mining will affect their catch. Mine opponents say strip mining will damage thousands of acres of habitat for moose...pumping out groundwater and dumping it elsewhere. Strip mining will affect the complex hydrology - groundwater and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072507/sta_20070725009.shtml
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