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Posts Tagged ‘Kawerak Inc.’

Environmental Concerns Are Cited in Opposition to Mining Projects Like ‘Rivers of Gold’

Solomon River, Nome

Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation (NSEDC), Kawerak Inc., and Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) released a joint statement opposing large placer mining in Safety Sound, the Bonanza Channel, and Golovnin Lagoon. ADEC is waiting on more information and data from the mining company, and until that is received, Rivers of Gold is not allowed to operate or discharge in U.S. waters.

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‘Rivers of Gold’ Proposes Offshore Gold Mining Project for Solomon Area; Permit Process in Early Stages

Solomon River, Nome

Rivers of Gold has submitted its permit application to the Department of Natural Resources, seeking to mine specifically in the Solomon area. Both the Northern Norton Sound Fish & Game Advisory Committee and Kawerak have sent letters to DNR opposing this mining project. Given the nature of the proposed mining project, Rivers of Gold will also be required to file a permit application with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Update News: Friday, May 10, 2013

In Friday’s news: Kawerak, Inc. is compiling traditional knowledge into an atlas; NOAA Fisheries wants to hear final comments about recent Environmental Impact Statement; Alaska’s senior U.S. Senator chosen to lead National Republican Senatorial Committee’s Native American Program; Kid entrepreneurs will be hitting the streets this Saturday.    

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Update News: Wednesday, February 20, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Team #17 had fastest time to Nome from Big Lake in Iron Dog Snowmachine Race; First bill to land on Governor Parnell’s desk is one he introduced; Senator Lisa Murkowski wants government to look at all aspects of Shell’s Arctic drilling; Alaskan leader, Albert Kookesh, listed in critical condition after suffering heart…

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Update News: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: U.S. House stripped relief bill of money for fishery disaster in Y-K Delta and Upper Cook Inlet; Alaska Legislature gaveled in yesterday for start of new legislative session; Governor Sean Parnell preparing for fourth State of the State address; Kawerak, Inc. still deciding how to move forward with regional recycling expansion project;…

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