Posts Tagged "coal mining"

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.

Chuitna EIS Delayed

The Army Corps delays the Chuitna EIS due to the incomplete application from PacRim.

Chuitna Water Reservation Challenged

Chuitna Citizens Coalition’s water reservation is being challenged. PacRim continues its permit applications to build a mine for coal nobody wants.

A Major Road Block for the Ill-Conceived Road to Ambler

Federal agencies reject AIDEA’s application to build a 220-mile road to Ambler to access mining areas as incomplete.

Wishbone Hill Expired Mining Permit Challenged

Trustees for Alaska gave oral argument in a case challenging Usibelli Coal Mine’s expired permit at the proposed Wishbone Hill strip mine in the Matanuska Valley.

2015 Conservation Victories: The Year in Review

Trustees for Alaska achieved many victories for conservation during 2015 including protection of the Arctic Refuge, Pebble permits ruled unconstitutional, predators protected, and many more.

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.

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…

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