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By Rose Ragsdale
For Mining News 

Group protests Chuitna coal mine idea

Coalition files suit challenging DNR commissioner's rejection of petition to designate watershed as off limits to development


Last updated 3/30/2008 at Noon

THe Chuitna Citizens NO-COALition filed an appeal Mar. 19 in Alaska Superior Court challenging a decision by Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin to reject its petition to designate all land within the Chuitna River watershed as unsuitable for coal mining.

Irwin rejected the petition last summer on the grounds that the evidence submitted to support the petition's claim...

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