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Vol. 12, No. 12 Week of March 25, 2007
Providing coverage of Alaska and Northwest Canada's mineral industry


MINING NEWS: Water use bill goes back to drawing board

Some residents of Bristol Bay area say they desperately need economic development, including Pebble mine; others afraid for fisheries

By Sarah Hurst

For Mining News

A bill in the Alaska Legislature that would place severe restrictions on water use in the Bristol Bay area is undergoing revision by its sponsor, Rep. Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham. House Bill 134, was motivated by concerns about the possible development of Northern Dynasty’s Pebble mine, but many....

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Bill would impact DNR’s water rights program

Testifier: fishing in decline

Senate bill proposes refuge

Bill called ‘economic and cultural suicide’

Poll highlights concern for fisheries


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