Hecla Mining Company announced a year-long closure at its Lucky Friday Mine in Idaho yesterday (Wednesday).
Tulsequah Chief Mine officials are expected to be part of a Taku River task force meeting later this week.
After a three month delay, the task force – created in September by Juneau’s legislative delegation to gather facts about the river and possible impacts of Tulsequah Chief Mine redevelopment on the Canadian side of the Taku River watershed – will meet for the first time next week.
An agreement between the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service leaves just one formal step before the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska can open up to development.
Alaska Electric Light & Power burned about $430,000 in diesel during last week’s outage.
Alaska Electric Light and Power’s Snettisham hydroelectric facility was back in service by mid-afternoon on Saturday, after a Thanksgiving Day power outage.
Tower tipped after guy wire anchors failed; Tower and conductor reported still intact.
Alaska and Canadian scientists say the B.C. government should study the cumulative impacts of proposed transboundary region development.
Kensington Mine owner/operator says it totaled over $343 million.