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January 28, 2015 at 5:23 PM

Arctic National Wildlife Reserve: Alaskans are addicted to oil

Listening to the outrage of Alaskans over interference with what they think are their resources and protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve reminds me of people so hooked on cigarettes that they smoke through the hole in their throats after their cancerous larynx has been removed. They just can’t get enough of that gas and…

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Comments | More in Oil | Topics: Alaska, Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, John Ariel Murphy

October 28, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Pebble Mine: EPA’s assessment a basis to impose restrictions

In their guest column, Mary Jane Nielsen and Lisa Reimers concluded that they had not decided if the Pebble Mine proposal should go forward or not, but they opposed Environmental Protection Agency restrictions that could block or limit the massive gold and copper mine’s development [“Wait for the facts on Pebble Mine,” Opinion,…

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Comments | More in Environment | Topics: Alaska, EPA, Lisa Reimers

September 18, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Anglo American pulls out of Pebble Mine project in Alaska

Good news for environment, fishermen These waters flow into Bristol Bay, Alaska, above which the proposed Pebble Mine would sit. [Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times] As someone involved in the Bristol Bay commercial fishing industry for three decades, both as a fisherman and an owner of a supporting business, I was pleased to read that mining giant…

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Comments | More in Economy, Environment | Topics: Alaska, Bristol Bay, environment

June 6, 2013 at 6:02 AM

Bristol Bay construction

Protect jobs Your editorial about Bristol Bay and the Pebble copper mine was biased and naive [“Editorial: Protect Bristol Bay,” Opinion, June 2]. The environment absolutely needs protection, but people need jobs, too. You completely ignored a study that shows Pebble could create 16,000 high-paying jobs across the country, and because the supplies would mostly be…

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Comments | Topics: Alaska, Bristol Bay, copper

June 5, 2013 at 6:03 AM

Bristol Bay construction

Bay is sustainable, creates jobs I appreciate that The Seattle Times recognizes the incredible economic contributions and jobs of the Bristol Bay salmon fishery and how much that means to Washington state [“Editorial: Protect Bristol Bay,” Opinion, June 2]. The Times calls it right when it says Bristol Bay’s American jobs and sustainable natural environment…

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Comments | Topics: Alaska, Bristol Bay, fishing