NAB previously received $11.6 million annually, but now, the new PILT agreement has an estimated value of $20-26 million per year over the course of its ten-year duration. Wayne Hall with Teck Alaska says it’s also a retroactive agreement, dating back to January 1st of 2016.
Victor Karmun and Greta Schuerch started their terms on the National Park Monument Subsistence Resource Commissions on October 26th. Ronald Huffman will begin his new term on the Alaska Veterans Advisory Council on November 10th.
Local leaders have drafted a letter outlining their vision for the Arctic’s future as Kotzebue prepares for President Obama’s visit today.
“Instead of having one region try to advocate for responsible development in the Arctic, you have three regions with very, very different backgrounds doing it together as a single voice,” said Matt Ganley with BSNC.
How are small Alaska Native communities to balance tradition with modernization? That’s the question leaders addressed in the second day of talks on the proposed Ambler mining road.
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.
In Monday’s News: Charges dropped against Unalakleet Police Officer who shot a bear under order from city council; Crane in place & airport repair project nearing…