Juneau’s subcommittee tasked with revising the mining ordinance is recommending a light touch approach ahead of any major changes. The debate over the city’s mine review powers has reopened old wounds between mine boosters and environmentalists divided over mining in the community.
The Juneau Assembly will ask the State Department to raise transboundary mining concerns with Canada. An earlier resolution was rejected by some Assembly members as anti-mining.
A Canadian mineral exploration firm expands drilling around the Herbert Glacier. This comes as the Juneau mayor’s mining task force considers streaming the city’s review authority.
Rob Edwardson has filed papers to run in the October race for Juneau Assembly. All three incumbents have signaled their intention to run for re-election.