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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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-25/my-turn-cautionary-tail
Opinion
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
Agencies ignore Berners Bay

...opportunities such as hiking, kayaking, wildlife viewing and fishing. When the National Marine Fisheries Service says that mine operations will harm Berners Bay resources, but the Forest Service gives the mine a thumbs-up, it is clear that the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021505/let_20050215018.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
State politicians upbraid EPA over mine delay

...office to explain EPA's actions regarding the Kensington gold mine. Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last month that mine owner Coeur Alaska Inc. can put Kensington mine waste in Lower Slate Lake, politicians and miners have urged the U...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071909/loc_465729768.shtml
Policy Center promotes responsible mining

...ways to manage the waste from cruise ships, there are appropriate disposal practices for minesl. It is our position that mine waste should be placed in a lined repository with a leak-detection system. This way, it is possible for pollution...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031004/let_letter1.shtml
Opinion
Low prices hurting Alaska, Yukon mining industry

...lead-zinc mine near Kotzebue, for instance, has increased production by about 25 percent, but the overall value of that mine's production value has fallen, he said. "All metals are down," he said. "The base metals zinc, lead, gold and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112001/Biz_bizmining.shtml
Business
Pebble Mine threatens Alaska livelihoods

...something" is one of the largest gold mines in North America and the health, environmental, and economic impacts that mine will ultimately bring to the region and the state. One issue that has not been discussed in relation to the project is...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052705/let_20050527015.shtml
Opinion

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