Sen. Lisa Murkowski recently hosted the U.S. Forest Service’s top official in a visit to Wrangell, Ketchikan and Prince of Wales Island. The delegation met with tribes and talked ‘Roadless Rule’ with the local timber industry
Until recently, Gwich’in tribes were on the winning side of the battle over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Then, in late 2017, Congress opened the coastal plain to oil development.
The Yukon’s Minto Mine is expected to resume ore production in the near future. That means that Skagway’s ore terminal may begin loading ships with ore after months of inactivity. However, this may complicate the other needs of Skagway’s port.