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By Rep. Jay Ramras
Special to Mining News 

To be a true Alaskan is to be pro-mining

Lawmaker expresses confidence in regulatory process to ensure that development of the Pebble Project is positive for region, state


Last updated 2/28/2010 at Noon

I am a great supporter of Alaska's mining industry. How could an Alaskan not be? In 2009, Alaska's mining industry paid a total of US$12.3 million to local governments, US$35 million to the state government in royalties, rents, fees, and taxes, US$48.9 million in other state government-related revenues and US$320 million in direct and indirect payroll to a total of 5,200 industry jobs. Those ar...

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