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Be very afraid for three more years

With the Obama Administration settled in for its second term, untold burdens on mining in Alaska foreseeably will spew forth

As a co-chairman of the Federal Oversight Committee of the Alaska Miners Association for the past many years, it is interesting to me to see how the flow of new tinkering with the conduct of local affairs ebbs and flows at various stages of an incumbent federal administration.

The federal government still owns more 27 percent of our nation's land, concentrated in the 11 contiguous western states a...


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