The mine, which is on the cusp of being constructed after two decades of exploration and planning work, would be one of the largest open-pit gold mines in the world.
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State grants 12 water rights permits for proposed Donlin gold mine
Six tribes opposed the water rights permits, saying that removing that much water from the area could hurt the region’s water supply and ecosystem.
Orutsararmiut Native Council to challenge Donlin Mine water quality certificate in court
The most recent appeal comes a month after state environmental conservation commissioner Jason Brune upheld the certificate.
Soaring lumber prices worsen housing shortage in Y-K Delta
Lumber prices have been soaring across the country as demand for wood during the pandemic outstripped supply.
State upholds controversial permit for Donlin gold mine
The decision comes after an administrative law judge recommended that the DEC should not uphold the certificate in April.
Future of Donlin Gold mine permit uncertain after judge recommends state regulators to rescind key certificate
On Monday, an administrative law judge issued a recommendation that the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation rescinds a state water quality certificate that was issued to the Donlin Gold mine in 2018. The certificate is required under the Clean Water Act. Here’s what rescinding the certificate could mean for the proposed mine, and how the parties…
Judge recommends state not uphold water certificate for Donlin Gold mine
The Orutsararmiut Native Council challenged that certificate, contending that the state cannot have “reasonable assurance” that the mine won’t violate the water standards.
The CARES Act flooded Alaska tribes with funds for pandemic programs. Now they’re bracing for a bigger deluge.
While the CARES Act was big, with an $8 billion fund for tribal governments nationwide, the American Rescue Plan has $20 billion for tribes.
Bethel tribe protests 15-day comment period for Donlin Gold water permits
The state granted Donlin Gold 12 water right permits after giving the public 15 days to comment. Some Y-K Delta residents claim that wasn’t enough time, especially with villages locked down to fight the pandemic.
Donlin Gold pushed back on textbook content. The Lower Kuskokwim School District removed it.
A few days after Calista sent its letter to the school board, the district erased all mention of the proposed Donlin Gold mine.