Environmentalists take two hits
Last updated 8/27/2006 at Noon
Two judicial rulings have been handed down recently which bode well for the future of mining activities in Alaska.
The first concerns the Kensington Mine north of Juneau. In June of 2005, after 17 years of trying, the operators obtained all the permits necessary to start mining. The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council then sued to challenge the dredge and fill permit issued by the U.S. Army...