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Federal judge hears motion to dismiss suit over proposed Pebble Mine

...Department of Justice lawyer representing the EPA, said the agency never created any of the subcommittees. He acknowledged that mine opponents contacted the EPA in attempts to sway opinion but said the Pebble Partnership also had numerous contacts with...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-29/federal-judge-hears-motion-dismiss-suit
State
British Columbia approves another gold mine upstream of Southeast Alaska

...Salmon Beyond Borders have become particularly loud since the tailings dam breach at the Mount Polley Mine last year.That mine used an earthen dam to hold back water tainted by tailings. A breach allowed toxic water to flow into a salmon-producing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-31/british-columbia-approves-another-gold-
State
Judge clarifies order in Pebble Mine case

...Bristol Bay region. The study provided the basis for the agency to invoke a rarely used process under the Clean Water Act that mine supporters fear could result in the project's veto before it goes through the permitting process.The EPA sought clarification...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-10/judge-clarifies-order-pebble-mine-case
State
Chieftain to shut down Tulsequah mine water treatment plant

...Chieftain's stock (TSX: CFB) ended Friday up slightly.The treatment plant has operated since December 2011. Before that mine runoff at Tulsequah Chief went directly into the Taku River, creating a 1,000-foot plume of pollution, Chris Zimmer...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-07-01/chieftain-shut-down-tulsequah-mine-wate
Local
State to Chieftain: Keep us in the loop

...Alaska has limited influence."I'm not regulating that mine," Moselle said. "The state of Alaska is not regulating that mine."Moselle said he wouldn't speculate about how soon...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-07-20/state-chieftain-keep-us-loop
Local
Mayoral and assembly candidate forum

...separated. Right now a third of your water is coming through that mine already.Nankervis: I apologize, 30 seconds is nowhere...yes at all cost.' We would be remiss to not open up that mine if we can do it following the permitting process. It...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-09-28/mayoral-and-assembly-candidate-forum
Local
My Turn: U.S Forest Service didn't listen to Angoon about Green's Creek Mine

...frustrating, Juneau has taken control of the mine, but has not taken responsibility for it.Juneau annexed the peninsula that mine is on, but in the annexation process Angoon was ignored. We didn't even know it was being annexed until it was already...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-12-18/my-turn-us-forest-service-didnt-liste
Opinion
Against Greenpeace and supports mine

...live in is beautiful, but don't stand in the way of progress and cry wolf when you have no facts to back your claims that mines or a road will "destroy" our homes. Stuart J. Ashton Juneau

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051305/let_20050513003.shtml
Opinion
Commissioner should remember mission

...Pebble Mine will create an "inevitable environmental catastrophe." It is, however, just as preposterous to suggest that mine development will be done without any harm to the environment or will somehow provide the panacea to cure all of the socioeconomic...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051406/let_20060514010.shtml
Opinion
My Turn: Preserve Berners Bay now

...degree (of harm)." We do know that roads cause increased mortality of incubating salmonids due to increased siltation, that mine effluents and fuel oil are generally toxic and that boat traffic disrupts whales and sea lions. To fill in gaps in our...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052305/opi_20050523007.shtml
Opinion

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