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By J. P. Tangen
For Mining News 

Resource quandary evokes famous poem

Coleridge's 'water, water everywhere' calls to mind Alaska's dwindling revenue sources despite varied opportunities for prosperity


Last updated 8/29/2010 at Noon

As we approach the 2010 primary election (which will be history by the time this article is read), it is worth pondering how rapidly Alaskans, like the crewmates of the Ancient Mariner, are plunging toward oblivion in the midst of a sea of plenty. The warnings of those who opposed statehood are now beginning to take shape. Alaska will never be able to feed itself, they argued.

Proponents point...

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