MINING NEWS: Environmentalists take two hits
By J.P. Tangen
Two judicial rulings have been handed down recently which bode well for the future of mining activities in Alaska.
The first concerns the Kensington Mine north of Juneau. In June of 2005, after 17 years of trying, the operators obtained all the permits necessary to start mining. The Southeast Alask....
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