Born in a village without a school, Moore pushed for better educational opportunities for future generations.
Tribal groups in Western Alaska submitted the petition following dismal chinook and chum salmon runs this summer.
EPA sent a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers, the chief executive of Pebble Limited Partnership, the state Department of Natural Resources, and Chuchuna Minerals Company announcing its plan. It says EPA still has reason to believe that the discharge of materials from the proposed mine could lead to “unacceptable adverse effects on important fishery areas.”
Some Kuskokwim mushers competing in this weekend’s K300 race say that they’ve been contending with some of the most challenging training conditions of their careers.
The tribal groups signing the petition mostly represent areas of Alaska where salmon runs have crashed or declined dramatically in recent years.
Unalakleet has struggled with its water system in the past, with almost annually recurring shortages, contamination issues or freezing pipes at the water tank.
The airline sent a second plane from Bethel to pick up the pilot, the passengers and their luggage from the lake.
Community members across Bethel have been stepping in to help the stranded travelers by donating food and household items.
Operation Santa recipient communities are identified by the state as communities that have experienced particular hardship that year.
Bering Straits Regional Housing Authority received additional funds from COVID-related grants and can afford to build more homes in 2022.