Gold Rush Alaska
October 22, 2011 by staff
Gold Rush Alaska, An imminent decision of the Supreme Court of the State of Alaska no doubt determine whether the gold rush in Alaska will be useful or not, voters have approved measures to stop mining in the state.
One of the proposed mine site is the Pebble Mine, which is almost the largest sockeye salmon spawning grounds.
Voters last week approved the Save Our Salmon, a cause for celebration for environmentalists and conservation groups.
Anders Gustafson, executive director of the Renewable Resources Coalition, which brought the sport fishermen and subsistence to oppose the development of the giant gold and copper mining, believes that the vote is a wake up call for the mining industry but the narrow margin with the proponents of mining.
Moreover, the movement is supported by almost all residents in the state, almost completely wet the hopes of the dynasty officials Anglo-American and North of a business project in the areas.
More than 50 percent of the people of Alaska rejected the prospect of mining, with the ballot measure passed by just 34 votes.
Mike Heatwole, a spokesman for the association Callao, narrowly considered as a good sign. Heatwole also represents mining companies.
One of the roadblocks that prevent mining development in Alaska is the environment all the levels too high state and federal government requires mining companies to comply.
Although the possibility of allowing mining in the state is an invitation to the economic boom, residents are thinking twice the prevailing environmental factors in their decision.
Heatwole, by contrast, is hoping that the courts will trash the initiative.
Trefon Angas, which represents Alaska Natives who live near the proposed mine, is vehemently opposed to the initiative, and chases away the job opportunities for local residents especially in times when fishing jobs, which life used to be, are in decline.
Environmentalists and the same conservative groups have dissipated and oil and gas prospects in Alaska, and are now being criticized for doing the same with mining, apparently away the chances of survival.
Mining companies are questioning the legality of the initiative. According to Alaska’s attorney general, the initiative would be unenforceable. Consequently, the Constitution gives the legislature, not counties the authority to develop state resources.
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