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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

Courts deem SOS Initiative unenforceable

Alaska Supreme Court agrees that authorities provided by anti-Pebble measure would 'Balkanize' state natural resource policies

 

Last updated 7/26/2015 at Noon



Alaska's highest court says the Lake and Peninsula Borough does not have the authority to enforce the ordinance resulting from the "Save Our Salmon" initiative passed by voters in 2011.

The SOS Initiative, passed by Lake and Peninsula Borough voters in 2011, would have prohibited borough planners from issuing a permit to any project that would disturb more than one-square-mile of topsoil would...



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