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Feds open comment period for Ambler EIS

Public review may signal real progress for industry toward gaining access to mineral-rich lands of remote Alaska mining district

With the opening late last month of a public comment period for the environmental impact statement on the proposed Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Project, I am cautiously optimistic that this time, Sisyphus will get the boulder up the hill.

As a lowly graduate student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks back in 1979, I helped a crew from Anaconda Minerals color township-size blocks on...


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