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Northern Dynasty called the decision politically motivated and said it is fundamentally unsupported by the administrative record as developed by the USACE through the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process for the Pebble Project. The company intends to launch an administrative appeal of the USACE permitting decision.
Heatherdale Resources Announces Mobilization for Surface, Underground Drilling Program at Niblack Project
Heatherdale Resources announced that site preparations for its upcoming surface and underground drill program at its 100 percent-owned Niblack copper-gold-silver-zinc project, located near tidewater in Southeast Alaska, are underway.
Despite home-grown expertise and an unmatched love for Alaska, working through the objections and obstacles of Outside groups has become status quo for Alaska’s resource developers.
Reclamation and Restoration of True North Mine in Interior Alaska Completed; Land Returned to State Control
The Alaska Department of Natural Resources and Department of Economic Conservation applaud Kinross remediating the True North gold after several years of safe, efficient, and profitable operations: “The system works.”
The expansion is primarily inside the existing US Forest Service lease area and will allow mine operations to continue past 2031, when the current facility is expected be full.
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Diving into Alaska Aquaculture
Aquaculture is an industry Alaskans are probably familiar with, even if they’re unfamiliar with the term itself. Broadly, aquaculture refers to the cultivation of numerous species of fish and aquatic plants, such as shellfish, algae, and finfish, as well as enhancement and restoration projects designed to increase wild populations of specific species, says Heather McCarty, vice-chair of the Alaska Mariculture Task Force.