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New group fights anti-mining initiatives

'Alaskans Against the Mining Shutdown' corral efforts of diverse leaders to battle ballot measures they say could devastate mines


Last updated 2/24/2008 at Noon

A new group of Alaskans from across the state have joined forces to fight two proposed ballot initiatives that threaten the mining industry and its $10 billion-plus impact on Alaska's economy.

Citing concerns about the negative effects the measures could have on Alaska, "Alaskans Against the Mining Shutdown" said in a statement Jan. 25 that it will direct a statewide campaign to defeat the two...

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