With Alaska’s oil revenues shrinking in the face of falling oil prices, a mining road across the Interior that would end at a copper deposit near Ambler is among many projects being reassessed.
Starting tomorrow, the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority—or AIDEA—is holding two days of meetings in Kotzebue about a proposed 200-mile road through the interior to the Ambler Mining District.
A conference call about federal polices on Alaska lands became part of the ongoing debate about a proposed mining road to Ambler, with the total cost of the road officially projected to be as high as $400 million—a number that’s interesting as much for what it leaves in as out.
As the cost of simply investigating the roads feasibility continues to swell, basic questions about financing, community approval, and potential conflicts of interest remain unanswered.
As a state-backed industrial road that could pass through the Ambler region moves into an environmental phase, the promise of jobs conflicts with local concerns.
The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority meets in Kotzebue today with a game management group to discuss a proposed 220-mile road to a copper deposit in the Northwest Arctic Borough that’s potentially valuable.
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