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My Turn: Why I'm voting 'Yes' to repeal SB 21

...breaks should coincide with other steps to encourage new investment and entrants. Wells can be drilled on Mental Health Trust lands in a fraction of the time and cost it takes on other state-managed lands. Cutting the time and cost of permitting will...
Bob Swenson appointed DNR Deputy Commissioner

...Nov. 25. Swenson will oversee the divisions of oil and gas and Geological and Geophysical Surveys, the Mental Health Trust Land Office, the State Pipeline Coordinator's Office and the Gas Pipeline Project Office. The other divisions fall under...
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My Turn: Lobbyist has extensive experience hurting Juneau

...In 2009, Governor Sarah Palin supported construction of a new state office building at the subport on Mental Health Trust land. Deputy Commissioner of Administration Kevin Brooks even testified in favor of a bill funding construction. A new office...
Historic Keku Cannery to be stabilized

...authorized to use its Bureau of Indian Affairs transportation funding to stabilize the building, which is located on BIA trust land. Once it's stabilized, the tribe intends to move its transportation office into the cannery. "The stabilization...
Kake works to save historic cannery

...has been trying to get funding support from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to save the building. The building is on BIA trust land, so it might qualify for some kind of support from the federal agency."We've got support from the Anchorage office...
State awards SLAM construction contract

...and Public Facilities, Department of Administration Division of General Services, Department of Natural Resources, Trust Lands Office, City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska Electric Light & Power, Foodland Inc., Prospector Hotel, and Juneau...
Tribal leaders push for big Native voter turnout

...American Indians' ancestors in treaties and to break bureaucratic logjams that stunt economic development on tribal trust lands.Some tribes have formed their own political action committees and lobby for issues such as building casino enterprises...
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Fort Knox Mine seeking permission to heap leach gold

...It produces more than 400,000 ounces of gold annually. The mine is primarily on state and Alaska Mental Health Trust lands. The mine and mill employs about 400 employees and operates two shifts, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. According...
Local trails could link into state, nat'l network aspects of trying to get rights of way. People may assume they are public trails, but they cross mental health trust lands, university lands, Native lands, federal lands, state lands and everything else you can imagine." George Reifenstein...
AJ Mine Advisory Committee created

...Fredrikkson, environmental regulatory and permitting consultant; Frank Bergstrom, geologist and Alaska Mental Health Trust land office senior research manager; Laurie Fergusson Craig, artist and naturalist; Gregg Erickson, economist and journalist...


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