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Forest Service: Transition means fewer unmilled logs

Forest Service: Transition means fewer unmilled logsAbout half of the timber cut in the Tongass National Forest is shipped in the round. When all that unmilled timber leaves the region, potential jobs leave with it.

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.

Tongass Advisory Committee meets in Sitka

Tongass Advisory Committee meets in SitkaIt’s the fourth meeting of the Tongass Advisory Committee, which is working with the U.S. Forest Service as it tries to switch its focus from old-growth logging to harvesting smaller, younger trees.

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.

Report: Subsidized logging costs feds millions

Report: Subsidized logging costs feds millionsA new report says the Forest Service is wasting millions of dollars by propping up a failing Southeast Alaska timber industry.

Sealaska dividends range from $80 to $980

Sealaska dividends range from $80 to $980Sealaska’s winter shareholders’ dividends will again include no operational profits. That reflects last year’s multi-million-dollar deficit.

Mine critics target investors, government officials

Mine critics target investors, government officialsTransboundary mine critics are trying a new tactic in their opposition to the KSM mine. They’re telling investors it's a bad place to put their money.

Rare conference brings Russian, American officials to table on Arctic oil

A conference underway this week is trying to work around sanctions and rhetoric in order to focus on mutual interests in the Bering Sea.

Southeast communities speak out on B.C. mines

Southeast communities speak out on B.C. minesMore than half a dozen mines have been proposed in B.C., and several sit in the headwaters of rivers flowing into Southeast Alaska.

Transboundary group wants a voice in BC mining process

Proposed copper mines in British Columbia have a coalition speaking out on what they say could potentially hurt salmon runs for people on both sides of the border.