Climate Change

The Western Arctic needs protection

The name makes it sound like a giant oil field—the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska—but the largest unit of public land in the country,…

Chuitna salmon saved!

In our line of work, good news often comes in small packages. This time it came in a status update from PacRim Coal, LP.  For years, the company has been…

New Pebble permit requires $2 million bond

  Today, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issued a new permit to the Pebble Limited Partnership (Pebble) that requires an…

Alaska Brief Newsletter — March 2017

Scott Pruitt’s attack on science is an attack on our communities. When the head of the Environmental Protection Agency undermines science, he…

Pebble called “worthless”

A New York based investment firm gave Bristol Bay a Valentine this week. Kerrisdale Capital, a research-oriented firm, described the Pebble project…

What’s at stake in new political climate

A political tsunami will wash over the country on inauguration day. We don’t yet know what the damage will be, but we…

2016 Triumphs, Challenges: The Year in Review

Celebrating the successes of 2016: Pebble subpoenas tossed out; Trustees argue for National Park Service regulatory authority over navigable waters; court decision stops Mat-Su coal mining; and more.

Court Reaffirms Coal Mining Win for Matanuska Valley Residents

The court reaffirmed its earlier decision that stale, decades-old coal mining permits cannot stand, ensuring that any mining at Wishbone Hill will have to protect neighborhoods, watersheds, and wildlife.

Castle Mountain Coalition Celebrates Wishbone Hill Invalid Permit Ruling

Client Perspective: Judy Donegan is a resident of the Buffalo Mine Neighborhood and board member of the Castle Mountain Coalition. Here’s her…

Court Rules that Coal Mine Permits Expire Automatically

In a decision that protects the Matanuska Valley and its residents, the Court ruled that permits for the Wishbone Hill Coal mine expired and that an agency decision finding that they were valid was incorrect.

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