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By J. P. Tangen
For Mining News 

Beluga whales may have to freeze in the dark

Federal regulators roll out restrictive environmental policies that likely will strip protections from Alaska's mining industry


Last updated 10/26/2008 at Noon

While resource development issues other than those offered in conjunction with the availability of affordable energy have gotten very little play during the presidential campaign, a few sub-rosa developments are taking place that shouldn't escape the attention of those who would mine in Alaska.

First, it is fair to say that neither U.S. Interior Secretary Kempthorne nor his predecessor, Gale N...

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