Everett Thompson (Courtesy Photo)

Everett Thompson (Courtesy Photo)

Opinion: Alaska can’t afford careless oversight of mines

The Pebble Mine permitting process stinks.

  • Friday, March 15, 2019 7:00am
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Heavy metals run out of the Tulsequah Chief mine opening and down to holding ponds next to the Tulsequah River Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008. Leakage from those ponds can be seen entering the river that flows into the Taku River down stream. Eight U.S. senators sent a letter Thursday to British Columbia, Canada’s premier asking for more transboundary water oversight. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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