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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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Council Unanimously in Favor of Port Tariffs and Regulations, Despite Debate Over Rate Effects on Users

With new members Adam Martinson and Doug Johnson sworn into office, the 2017 City Council poses together.

Councilman Gerald Brown said that he understood why Sitnasuak would be in favor of this ordinance, and if passed without changes, it (the ordinance) could be seen as limiting other business in Nome’s waters. Ukallaysaaq Tom Okleasik said he wouldn’t characterize the situation like that and reiterated his view that this tariff ordinance would encourage investments in the local economy and boost onshore infrastructure.

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