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Polls show concern over transboundary mining, desire for action

...industry-paid clean-up fund, mining no-go zones in sensitive areas such as key salmon watersheds, and the assurance that mines have full funding and plans for clean-up, closure and long-term tailings maintenance and water treatment prior...
My Turn: A cautionary 'tail'

...the mine should not proceed until there was a level of risk acceptable to both the U.S. and Canadian governments.That mine was never built, and Montana and BC citizens forced BC (in 2010) to prohibit mining in the entire Flathead watershed...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Against Greenpeace and supports mine 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


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