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New report questions Susitna-Watana costs

New report questions Susitna-Watana costsA new fiscal analysis of the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project questions the Alaska Energy Authority’s estimates on how much the 735-foot tall dam would cost the State of Alaska, if built.

Greens Creek receives final tailings expansion permit

Greens Creek receives final tailings expansion permitThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has finalized a wastewater and tailings disposal permit for the Greens Creek Mine near Juneau.

Fishermen debate potential Southeast mine

Fishermen debate potential Southeast mineA Canadian company is exploring copper and zinc deposits at the Palmer Project site north of Haines. It’s not even a proposed project yet – but it’s already dividing the community of Haines.

Walker administration preparing energy disaster declaration

Walker administration preparing energy disaster declarationDuring Walker's campaign, he said the first thing he would do as governor would be to issue a declaration of disaster on the cost of energy in Interior Alaska.

Judge temporarily halts EPA’s 404(c) process on Pebble Mine

Judge temporarily halts EPA’s 404(c) process on Pebble MineThe process allows the EPA to restrict or prohibit projects that could have adverse effects on fishery areas.

Corporate officers of mining company in Western Alaska indicted by federal grand jury

Corporate officers of mining company in Western Alaska indicted by federal grand juryXS Platinum and five of its employees and corporate officers have been indicted by a federal grand jury for alleged illegal discharges of mine waste water at the Platinum Creek Mine into the Salmon River and for making false statements to authorities.

Ketchikan considers International Joint Commission involvement on transboundary mines issue

Ketchikan considers International Joint Commission involvement on transboundary mines issueA number of proposed mines close to rivers that flow from British Columbia into Alaska have raised concerns among conservation, fishing industry and Native groups.

Regional tribal government considered in Western Alaska

The delegates will look at major changes to how the YK Delta is governed through four main resolutions under discussion.

Delinquent Mine Fines: ‘Clearly Troubling … More Can Be Done’

Delinquent Mine Fines: ‘Clearly Troubling … More Can Be Done’Delinquent mines collectively have an average injury rate 50 percent higher than that of mines that paid their fines.

Review of Red Chris Mine finds tailings dam concerns

Review of Red Chris Mine finds tailings dam concernsAs Southeast Alaskans become more concerned about mine development in British Columbia, a copper and gold mine in the Stikine River watershed is expected to start full operations next month. But an independent review of its tailings facility found issues with the design.