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Early tests show B.C. tailings spill water ‘safe’

Early tests show B.C. tailings spill water ‘safe’British Columbia’s Environment Ministry says water that poured out of a massive mine-tailings pond Aug. 4 appears to be safe.

Is the mine tailings dam failure in B.C. a warning for Alaska?

Is the mine tailings dam failure in B.C. a warning for Alaska?Monday’s tailings dam failure could threaten Southeast Alaska salmon fisheries. Critics say similar dams closer to the border could suffer the same fate.

In Tok, some grumbling over electricity rate hikes

In Tok, some grumbling over electricity rate hikesSome people are frustrated that they’re being charged more partly because they’re conserving electricity – and generating it themselves.

B.C. gives KSM mine environmental OK

B.C. gives KSM mine environmental OKA controversial mine planned for an area northeast of Ketchikan just won environmental approval from the British Columbia government.

Southeast Alaska hydro facility transfer to SEAPA nearly done

Southeast Alaska hydro facility transfer to SEAPA nearly doneKetchikan-based Southeast Alaska Power Agency will take over running operations of Tyee Lake plant.

Report finds Beaufort Sea oil spill response inadequate

Report finds Beaufort Sea oil spill response inadequateA report released today by the World Wildlife Fund in Canada finds the capacity for oil spill response in the Beaufort Sea is woefully inadequate, even as Canadian regulators consider relaxing safety standards for offshore exploration.

Oil tax debate draws standing room only crowd

It was standing-room only at a debate on whether to keep the new capped oil tax rate or to switch back to a system where the rate goes up along with the profits.

BC’s KSM mine nears environmental approval

BC’s KSM mine nears environmental approvalCanadian environmental officials have given provisional approval to a controversial mine planned for an area northeast of Ketchikan.

Pipeline critics: Grounding in Prince Rupert shows tanker risks

Pipeline critics: Grounding in Prince Rupert shows tanker risksA 750-foot bulk carrier ran aground outside Prince Rupert in British Columbia last Monday.

B.C. mines get financial boost, one to open soon

B.C. mines get financial boost, one to open soonCanadian investors are putting millions of new dollars into mining projects near the Southeast Alaska border. Critics say the projects could damage regional fisheries.