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By J. P. Tangen
For Mining News 

No man is safe from the Legislature

State needs to grant authority to North Slope Borough to impose reasonable regulations without igniting epidemic of bureaucracy


Last updated 5/30/2010 at Noon

Mark Twain once pointedly observed that "no man's life, liberty or property is safe when the Legislature is in session."

Certainly, we can all feel much safer when the 90th day of the Alaska Legislature arrives - especially this most recent Legislature, which, fortunately, was prevented from doing too much harm by a split Senate. Nonetheless, there were threats that unresolved issues would be...

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