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Noting tech needs, mining companies seek graphite

...regulatory requirements for opening a mine."Graphite is not a commodity that I have much experience at all with," said Tom Crafford, director of Alaska's Office of Project Management and Permitting. "But I think these guys could genuinely be real...
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Tulsequah Chief hoverbarge plans released

...salmon-bearing Taku River. Sound off on the important issues at "This is what we've been waiting for," said Tom Crafford, large mine coordinator for the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. The owners of the Canadian mine hope to begin...
Kensington discovers new vein of gold said, with assays ranging from 0.144 ounces per ton to more than 1.29 ounces per ton. State Mine Coordinator Tom Crafford, with the Department of Natural Resources, said the numbers were a "pretty impressive" point from which the company...
Officials are 'hungry' for barge details

...operation, particularly in the dynamic and challenging conditions that can occur in the Taku River and Inlet," said Tom Crafford, mining coordinator for the state Department of Natural Resources, in a recent letter to the Canadian Environmental...
Bristol Bay stakeholders to address Legislature over Pebble Mine

...this is a reason stakeholders don't trust information from Pebble that dismisses any claims of affecting the fish. Tom Crafford, director of the Department of Natural Resource's Office of Project Management and Permitting, said there have been...
Upper Taku not so important anymore

...statute went into law in 2003. "I think we are operating in rather foreign territory for almost all of us," said Tom Crafford, a large mine permitting coordinator, on the state's reexamination. "Important habitat" was nonetheless important...
Lawsuit: Pebble permits violate state law

...We feel that we've been conducting our permitting process in a legal and appropriately protective manner," said Tom Crafford, an agency large-mine coordinator handling Pebble. Exploration activities at Pebble are having a serious impact...
Exploratory drilling wraps up

...formal mechanism for Alaska to comment and provide input on these projects that have transboundary implications," said Tom Crafford, mine permitting manager for the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. He said the state is holding off its review...
Lynn Canal herring may be threatened

...years, Phillips said. There's been no research to determine why herring stopped spawning in Auke Bay, she said. Tom Crafford, acting large mine permitting coordinator for the Department of Natural Resources, said any listing under the act...
Details emerge in Taku barge plan

...the Canadian side, the new transportation system will likely trigger an amendment to its environmental assessment. Tom Crafford, the large mine project manager for the Alaska Department of Natural Resources said the state has asked Redcorp to...


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