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Western Alaskans Concerned About Graphite One Project’s Impact on Subsistence

The proposed Graphite Creek mine site that has a net present value of over $1-billion according to the latest assessment. Photo Credit: Graphite One Resources (2017)

Graphite One Resource’s proposed project in Western Alaska seeks eventually to become the largest graphite mine in the country, with a life of at least 40 years. Before it can set up a mine, however, the company needs to gather more environmental data and continue community outreach with local residents, who are concerned about how subsistence resources will be affected.

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For Fish & Game, New Boat Is Both Victory and Memorial

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game in Nome now has an ocean-worthy vessel, a first under the current area manager’s 19-year tenure. Not only will ADF&G have more opportunities for research with this boat, but it also exists as a unique memorial to two former employees from the Norton Sound region.

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