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Murkowski stands up for Fortymile miners

Senator objects to BLM's proposed land grab, saying it would put large swath of historic district off-limits and violate ANILCA

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is planning to designate nearly one-third of the historic Fortymile mining district in eastern Alaska as off limits to mining in a blow to miners of the region who already feel unduly targeted by federal regulators.

The proposal to set aside large swaths of the district along the Alaska-Yukon border for environmental conservation, which comes as a late addition t...


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