...and updated timing for the Arctic.
Photo from Emily Sullivan during an Imago Initiative
place-based dialogue in the Arctic Refuge.
Transportation Advisory Committee reveals that Manh Choh ore trucking will begin this month
Photo provided by Lynn Cornberg
Next Thursday, October 19th from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) will host the third and last of a series of public meetings at the Pipeline Training Center in Fairbanks.
Katie McClellan, our Mining Impacts & Energy Program Manager, has tuned into the first two meetings. During this morning's meeting, the representative for Kinross revealed that they will begin trucking ore later this month. While there have not been opportunities for official public comment during these sessions, there has been open debate over the economic and social impacts of the proposed transportation plan. TAC does plan to host an open house for public comment in the future.
You can find meeting agendas and Zoom links for virtual attendance here. General questions and comments about the Manh Choh ore hauling plan can be submitted at any time to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opposition to proposed road to Ambler grows
Photo by Katie McClellan during in-region travel and outreach this summer
We are continuing to monitor the public process for the proposed road to Ambler. In the meantime, you can read up on the Defend the Brooks Range website about what has happened so far and why Northern Center and its allies oppose this development.
We also encourage our members to follow the work of in-region organizers on the @noamblerroad account on Instagram.
We will be sharing more information and comment guidance when the SEIS for the proposed road to Ambler is released.
October 26: Arctic Fest Virtual Meeting
According to research from Vermont Law School, fossil fuel plants kill 35 times more birds than wind turbines, undermining a major clean energy opposition argument.
Red Dog Mine, one of the largest zinc and lead mines in the world, has been cited for thirteen violations found during an August inspection.
Read this article on the latest updates on lawsuits challenging Donlin Gold, which would be the largest open pit gold mine in North America.
Alaska Wilderness League is hiring an Arctic Campaigns Manager to facilitate, support and help implement the League’s campaign work to secure durable protections for the Refuge and Reserve, each located in America’s Arctic.
We're hiring! Concerned about the Manh Choh ore haul and other mineral exploration around Fairbanks? We’re looking for someone to join our Clean Water and Mining program team to fight against harmful industrial projects that will impact Interior communities. We're also searching for our next Arctic Program Coordinator. Please share these opportunities with your network to help us find the next members of our team.
Tickets are on sale now for our annual auction fundraiser at 7:00 PM at Birch Hill Recreation Area. Thank you to sponsors at Mt Mckinley Bank, GOOD Cannabis, Sierra Club Alaska Chapter and all the organizations that have donated auction items. Auction items will include an original painting by Jill Richie, a Night at Black Rapids Lodge, Fly-Drive Adventure for 2 from Northern Alaska Tour Company, and a ten pound bag of Spinach Creek Carrots.
Business sponsorships are available in addition to individual tickets. Click here for more information or contact Christin Swearingen at email@example.com.
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