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By Sarah Hurst
For Mining News 

Chuitna coal permitting process fires up

It's the second EIS to be prepared, but still the first time for development of coal resources in Alaska's Cook Inlet area

 


Alaskans are taking their first look at proposals to develop the coal resources in the Cook Inlet area, as project developers attempt to complete the NEPA process for the second time. A previous design for the Chuitna coal project was evaluated in an environmental impact statement and permitted in the early 1990s, but it never got off the drawing board. Since then there have been substantive ch...



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