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    An official with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday that the agency has not received any compelling reason to extend the 90-day comment period on a draft environmental review of a major mine project in southwest Alaska.

    Shane McCoy is project manager for the corps' review of... Read More

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    A group of business owners and advocates are pushing for Alaska to place more of an economic stake in its outdoor recreation economy.

    Alaska boasts a massive number of tracts of undeveloped public land. Most Alaskans take advantage of all that land for various activities all... Read More

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    Recently, several public opinion messages and campaigns have voiced concerns about the mining industry here in Alaska.

    It seems that much of the angst is based on either a perceived favorable bias of the regulatory system towards industry, a bias against natural resource extraction in... Read More

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    A rejuvenated Tanner crab fishery in Prince William Sound is showing positive signs of finishing out its second season in 30 years.

    The fishery opened for the first time since 1988 in 2017, operating on commissioners permits. A test fishery operated as an information-gathering pot... Read More