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Pebble, EPA agree that lawsuit should continue

Lt. Governor outlines state stake in British Columbia issues

Ucore licenses new technology for Bokan rare earths mine

Exploration payrolls down as producing mines add jobs

Groundhog Day for mining controversy in Southwest AK

Groundhog Day for mining controversy in Southwest Alaska

Producing mines keep plugging; prospects seek investors

Alaska’s miners are doing okay, at least those with producing mines. That trend seems likely to continue into the new year. But developers of new mines seem to be stuck, bogged down by a poor global investment climate in mining, and that seems likely to continue as well.

Pebble Partnership vs. the EPA — a yearlong conflict

Transboundary issues remain thorny

Federal judge orders EPA to halt pending Pebble action

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to block Pebble mine is on hold after a Nov. 24 federal court ruling. U.S. Alaska District Court Judge H. Russel Holland ordered a preliminary injunction be put in place on the EPA’s Clean Water Act Section 404(c) process in the Bristol Bay region.

AJOC EDITORIAL: Judge puts brakes on the EPA

Alaska, B.C. cooperate quietly on transboundary issues

Alaskans concerned with mining in transboundary watersheds often aren’t aware of the cooperation between the state and provincial governments, according to a British Columbia resource official. “I’m not sure if there’s any elected person in the state of Alaska that really knows the extent to which we engage Alaska on northwest (British Columbia) mining projects and that’s on us. We need to do a better job,” British Columbia Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett said.