Graphite One says the proposed mine, near Teller, could yield a value of more than $1 billion and provide more than 4 million tons of material each year.
The “Serenity” complies with regulations, but some are still worried about its impact on the Arctic. “I don’t know that our concerns are being fully heard,” said Austin Ahmasuk.
Presenting an assessment of what its increased arctic operations means for the environment, Nome residents at the meeting said the Coast Guard’s plans lack input, specifics from the Bering Strait.
In Friday’s news: As the dredging season comes to an end, no answers over how increased mining activity will compensate environmental or civil costs taken on…