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BLM's Eastern Interior plan unpopular; Alaska miners hope for better deal

Despite protests by Alaska miners and government, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has pushed ahead with a management plan that will place roughly 74 percent of BLM-administered lands in Alaska’s Eastern Interior region off limits to mining for decades to come.

BLM is responsible for the management of 6.5 million acres in the federal government’s Eastern Interior planning area, a roughly 30-mill...

 

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