The mine’s environmental assessment predates the Mount Polley disaster. If the extension is granted, the assessment would be 12 years old by the time the developer got started.
Mineral exploration companies claim they’re finding more and higher-grade ore across the border in British Columbia. But more drilling doesn’t necessarily mean more development.
At this time last year the nonprofit Alaska Commercial Fishermen’s Memorial in Juneau counted 211 names on the memorial wall. The memorial is meant to honor all of Alaska’s commercial fishermen.
Last week, PacRim Coal told state and federal regulatory agencies that it would no longer pursue permitting for the Chuitna coal mine.
A new Walker-Mallott administration working group is addressing British Columbia’s mining boom near its border with Alaska. But the group is not ready to take the stands mine critics hope for.
Alaska mine regulators want to be informed on Chieftain Metals’ plans to treat acid rock drainage at the old Tulsequah Chief Mine in British Columbia.