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By Sarah Hurst
For Mining News 

Alaskans won't get vote on mining ban

Opponents of Pebble submitted ballot initiative that would have prevented release of pollutants and waste disposal near water


Last updated 7/29/2007 at Noon

Alaska's Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell has denied an application for a statewide ballot initiative submitted by three Bristol Bay residents who are concerned about the possible development of the Pebble project. Parnell followed the advice of the Department of Law in a June 21 memorandum to deny a vote on the Alaska Clean Water Initiative. The proposed law would have placed sweeping restrictions on the...

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