The U.S. Department of Justice has conceded and U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason today signed an order confirming that the State of Alaska owns the submerged lands of the Fortymile River’s Mosquito Fork. This is a successful outcome for the State of Alaska, which filed a lawsuit in 2012 seeking to confirm state ownership of these lands.
Not sure if you saw this recent story from KNOM on the Graphite One issue. It's interesting that they have both Joy Huntington and now Walter Sampson involved in "community engagement" -- they both served that role on the Ambler mining road issue. Lots of rhetoric and "let's play nice to figure out how to make this work for everyone" involved while driving the mining agenda.
Great quote in there from Cora!
For the past couple of years, I've been trying to think of the term for those who blame persons who have been attempting to prevent a crises primarily caused by the blamers. It goes beyond "scapegoating", "blaming the victim" or "shooting the messenger", because it specifically targets those who have been attempting to prevent the crises in the first place and is significant because history will show that this technique has been frequently used by those in power to oppress the masses. Anyway, here's a perfect example.
Yesterday, American River’s <https://act.myngp.com/el/2673959592387411968/-4356088047876440064> released its 2015 top ten list of our country’s most endangered rivers. The Chuitna is sixth on this list.
Tomorrow, April 9th, at 5 PM the window to comment on the future of the Chuitna River closes.
January 14, 2015
JUNEAU -- Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. has raised about $13 million from the sale of shares to help fund operations and an ongoing legal fight in support of the proposed Pebble Mine.
Northern Dynasty is the project's sole owner.
Operations were scaled back in 2013 after a subsidiary of Anglo American PLC withdrew. Northern Dynasty has been looking for a new partner since.
It also has been fighting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a process that could halt or restrict development of the massive gold-and-copper prospect, which is near the headwaters of a world-premier salmon fishery.
Sean Magee, a Northern Dynasty vice president, said he doesn't expect a ramp-up of field operations for the Pebble project. He said the project won't enter into permitting until Northern Dynasty has a new partner.
To the editor:
With a new state administration, I hope the following is considered regarding the proposed Susitna Dam. The real role of the Alaska Energy Authority should not be to promote the project. AEA should only oversee the pre-licensing process.