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By J.p. Tangen
For Mining News 

Reflections on ANILCA redux XXV

Celebration of 25 years of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act ignored the problems it caused for development


Last updated 7/24/2005 at Noon

In the waning days of his administration, then President Jimmy Carter passed through Anchorage en route to a meeting in Asia. His shocking and draconian use of the Antiquities Act to implement his vision of how Alaskans should be concentrated in isolated parcels surrounded by inaccessible, withdrawn lands had already been implemented. His execution of ANILCA was yet to be. Mr. Carter took a few...

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