The company is trying to develop one of the biggest gold mines in the world in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The mine, if built, would disturb 2,800 acres of wetlands. Because Donlin can’t restore all of those wetlands, it is required to protect wetlands somewhere else.
Friday’s earthquakes knocked out power to tens of thousands of people in Anchorage. The city’s two major utilities dispatched crews to repair tripped transformers and other possible damage to substations and power lines.