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By Sarah Hurst
For Mining News 

Coal petition lacks merit, DNR rules

Environmental coalition told it failed to prove allegations that entire Chuitna River watershed could be harmed by coal mining

 

Last updated 7/29/2007 at Noon



Alaska's commissioner for the Department of Natural Resources, Tom Irwin, has rejected a petition to designate the Chuitna River watershed as unsuitable for coal mining. The petition was filed by non-profit law firm Trustees for Alaska on behalf of a group of people including the Chuitna Citizens NO-COALition, the Alaska Center for the Environment and Alaskans for Responsible Mining, who had ho...



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