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Bumpy road ahead

Alaska mining faces ups, downs from low oil prices, budget-cutting moves

Plummeting oil prices have put Alaska residents and Alaska miners in the same boat. Suddenly, it's less expensive to top off the tank of an SUV or a haul truck, but the state budget, fueled by oil revenue, is teetering on the edge of an estimated $3.5 billion deficit. That's $10 million a day for 2015.

"We know Alaska is experiencing a significant drop in revenue - the price of oil has dropped mor...


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