Governor Signs Bill Establishing Alaska Mining Day
April 12, 2013, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today signed legislation establishing May 10 as Alaska Mining Day. Senate Bill 1 is sponsored by Senator Cathy Giessel and supported by the Alaska Miners Association and the Council of Alaska Producers.
“Mining has created opportunities for Alaskan families for generations,” Governor Parnell said. “I am honored to sign this legislation to recognize the miners and the mining industry, which have greatly contributed to our state’s economy, and will continue to do so in the future.”