The Forest Service has been working on plans to upgrade the recreation area since 2019.
In a document issued by the EPA, the agency concludes the project “may have substantial and unacceptable adverse impacts on fisheries resources in the project area watersheds, which are aquatic resources of national importance.”
The Army Corps of Engineers is holding public hearings on the proposed Pebble Mine. Three were held in communities on Iliamna Lake. That region — and the people who live there — would be among the most immediately impacted by the project.
Gov. Bill Walker’s office on Friday asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to suspend the Environmental Impact Statement process for the proposed Pebble Mine.
The public has 30 days to submit comments on the hefty environmental impact statement for the massive proposed Kuskokwim River area mine.
Juneau Hydropower’s environmental impact statement was approved by a federal regulatory agency. The company is waiting for a license to build and operate a new hydroelectric plant.
The Kake Access Project calls for 27 miles of unpaved, single-lane road and improvements to another 26 miles of logging roads. A shuttle ferry would complete the route to Petersburg.
A proposed mining road through interior Alaska that was shelved amid the state’s multi-billion dollar budget crisis has been authorized by the administration of Gov. Bill Walker to spend more than $3 million to start an environmental assessment.
Permit would be for proposed construction in wetlands, tidal areas along Lynn Canal
The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council says it is likely to challenge the new supplemental environmental impact statement.