MINING NEWS: Mining makes mark on Alaska economy
Communities from Kotzebue to Ketchikan benefit from industry spending; miners urge state lawmakers to stop anti-mining initiatives
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The Alaska mining industry issued a report Jan. 21 that outlines in graphic detail the considerable and growing impact that mining activities are having on the state. Mining companies spent an estimated $1.25 billion in Alaska in 2007 on everything from drilling rigs to rents and royalties.
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Miners want initiatives stopped
Mines are key employers, taxpayers
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