Climate Change

Mixed Victory for Salmon on the Chuitna River

Chuitna Citizens Coalition was granted one of its three requested water rights on Middle Creek, an important tributary, and salmon spawning and rearing habitat, of the Chuitna River, where PacRim wants to strip mine for coal.

Arctic Shipping Issues Heating Up

Climate change is the biggest environmental issue of our time. A recent conference focused on development pressure in the Arctic, but did not address the impacts and how they will be addressed, especially in relation to global climate change.

Seward Coal Facility Seeks Permit

Seward residents knew for years that coal was dropping into Resurrection Bay from the Seward Coal Loading Facility. In late 2009, Trustees…

Final Hearing on Water for Salmon

Final hearing set for precedent setting water reservation applications to preserve water for salmon in the Chuitna River watershed in an area where PacRim wants to destroy 14 miles of a salmon stream to mine for coal.

U.S. Supreme Court Decision a Victory for Seward’s Resurrection Bay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2015 Contacts: Pamela Miller, (907) 222-7714 (o); (907) 242-9991 (cell) Meg Matthews, meg.matthews@sierraclub.org / 206.291.5942 U.S. Supreme…

Wishbone Hill Coal Mine Permit Challenged

Trustees for Alaska filed a lawsuit this week against the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) on behalf of…

Beluga Resident Fights Dirty Coal

CLIENT PERSPECTIVE: Judy Heilman, member of the Chuitna Citizens Coalition, shares her story of why she believes it is wrong to mine…

Water for Salmon, Not Coal

Middle Creek, an important salmon spawning tributary of the Chuitna River in Upper Cook Inlet, lies in the middle of where PacRim…

Coal Mining and Homes; Not a Good Idea

Wishbone Hill rises above the small communities of Sutton and Buffalo-Soapstone in Alaska’s Matanuska Valley. These communities attract residents and recreationists with…

Protecting Salmon Streams from Chuitna Coal Mine

At the headwaters of a tributary to the Chuitna River, called Middle Creek, is one of the most significant salmon and climate…

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