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Donlin Gold’s Record ROD

Donlin Gold’s Record ROD

Interior project hits major milestone
In August, a joint Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and US Army Corps of Engineers Federal Record of Decision (ROD) was handed down to Barrick Gold Corporation and NOVAGOLD Resources, who jointly own Donlin Gold.
Voters Reject Ballot Measure 1

Voters Reject Ballot Measure 1

“Today Alaskan voters made the right choice to protect our jobs, our economy and our communities,” Stand for Alaska Vote No on 1 campaign manager Kati Capozzi said after the release of the final voting results from Tuesday's ballot.
Annual AMA Fall Convention & Trade Show Starts Tuesday

Annual AMA Fall Convention & Trade Show Starts Tuesday

The Alaska Miners Association kicks off its annual Fall Convention & Trade Show at the Dena’ina Convention Center Tuesday, November 6. This event is an opportunity for members of one of Alaska’s largest industries to come together to discuss innovations and what’s to come for the year ahead.
Explosives!

Explosives!

A specialized mining tool
National entities such as the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement all have a part in ensuring that explosives used above or below ground in the pursuit of any commodity are handled in a way that is safe for workers and the environment.
Op-Ed: Ballot Measure 1 Hurts Rural Residents and Rural Communities

Op-Ed: Ballot Measure 1 Hurts Rural Residents and Rural Communities

Salmon have always been and will always be a vital part of our culture, history, and way of life. The decision by Alaska Native Regional Corporations to oppose Ballot Measure 1 was not easy, given our peoples unique connection to the land and water and the life they sustain, but there’s no doubt that our decision to oppose Ballot Measure 1 was right.
Op-Ed: Economic Development Corporations Express Opposition of Ballot Measure 1

Op-Ed: Economic Development Corporations Express Opposition of Ballot Measure 1

Leaders of AEDC, FEDC, and JEDC speak out on much-discussed ballot measure
As leaders of Alaska’s three largest economic development organizations, we know our cities want to see new economic opportunities come to our respective areas, and we align to oppose policies and address issues that diminish or take away those opportunities. Our position on Ballot Measure 1 is one such example: We stand united in opposition to the ballot initiative for one very simple reason− the threat it poses to our local economies, and our state’s economy.
The Best Soil Remediation Tools Available

The Best Soil Remediation Tools Available

Prevention, awareness, and innovation
Of about 7,600 contaminated sites in Alaska, some 70 percent have been cleaned up with 2,300 remaining that require additional remediation. The bulk of those sites, about 73 percent, are contaminated by petroleum, the most common toxic matter when it comes to land-based spills statewide, according to Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) officials and remediation specialists.
Rock Steady

Rock Steady

Support services keep mining in motion
More than stimulating the Alaska economy through an influx of cash, the mining industry provides much needed jobs to Alaskans living in rural communities. Through partnerships with Alaska Native corporations such as Red Dog Operation and NANA, 55 percent of the 550 year-round jobs at Red Dog are filled by NANA shareholders and NANA companies. And NANA is not the only Alaska Native corporation to take advantage of such partnership opportunities. Iliamna Development Corporation, Calista Corporation, and the Kuskokwim Corporation have all worked to develop businesses that serve the mining sector.
Alaska Wins Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Award

Alaska Wins Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Award

OSMRE to honor top abandoned mine land reclamation projects at awards presentation
The Federal Bureau that oversees the regulation of coal mining and restoration of abandoned mine lands is honoring an Alaska land and resource management agency with an award for abandoned mine reclamation.
Mine Site Reclamation

Mine Site Reclamation

Renewing lost land
Coal and gold are only two of several precious resources produced in the state. Alaska’s six currently producing mines—Fort Knox, Greens Creek, Kensington, Pogo, Red Dog, and Usibelli—produce zinc, silver, gold, lead, and coal.
Governor Walker Attends Groundbreaking of Fort Knox Mine Expansion

Governor Walker Attends Groundbreaking of Fort Knox Mine Expansion

Court Agrees with State that Salmon Initiative is Unconstitutional

Court Agrees with State that Salmon Initiative is Unconstitutional

Donlin Gold Helps Green Star Remove Thousands of Pounds of Hazardous Waste

Donlin Gold Helps Green Star Remove Thousands of Pounds of Hazardous Waste

NOVAGOLD Announces Closing of Galore Creek Transaction

NOVAGOLD Announces Closing of Galore Creek Transaction

NOVAGOLD anticipates applying the proceeds from the sale toward the development of its 50%-owned Donlin Gold project in Alaska.
Teck Announces New General Manager at Red Dog Operations

Teck Announces New General Manager at Red Dog Operations

Teck announced the appointment of Leslie (Les) Yesnik as General Manager for Red Dog Operations in Northwest Alaska.
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