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By Shane Lasley
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Anti-degradation seen as key AMA issue

Implementing federal water protection mandates in Alaska has emerged as battlefield for environmental groups, resource developers


Last updated 11/20/2011 at Noon

The implementation of Alaska's anti-degradation policy is an emerging battlefield in the ongoing conflict between environmental groups seeking maximum protection for waterways in the state and resource development companies hoping to prevent added layers of red tape and too stringent water quality guidelines.

While strict water quality standards have been established on state and federal level...

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