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By Alan Bailey
Petroleum News Staff Writer 

South NPR-A plan to consider mining impacts

BLM wants to assess the potential for mining in addition to oil and gas development; mining currently prohibited in area


August 28, 2005

At an Anchorage scoping meeting on Aug. 16, Bob Schneider, manager of BLM's Fairbanks District Office, invited public comments on the criteria for bureau's planning effort for the southern portion of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. As part of the south NPR-A plan the Bureau of Land Management intends to assess the potential for hard rock mining and coal leasing, and the possible impacts...

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