Chuitna River

Despite DNR decision, coal mine could happen

Alaska salmon scored a partial victory this week, but PacRim’s coal mine could still happen. On Tuesday, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources granted an… Continue reading

 

Court fight over water rights raises question:Whose side is DNR on?

Court fight over water rights raises question:Whose side is DNR on?

As water becomes more of valuable commodity in the United States, competition between public and private uses for this resource is heating up. This has… Continue reading

 

DNR hears arguments on Chuitna water rights

A small creek is causing big trouble for Chuitna mine developers and the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, or… Continue reading

 

Chuitna Mine comments due by March 10

Chuitna Mine comments due by March 10

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources has kicked off a short, 15-day comment period for people to weigh in on the proposed Chuitna coal mine… Continue reading

Chuitna Mine comments due by March 10

HB 77 won’t protect salmon

In 1986 I moved to Homer with three sons and a 32-foot commercial fishing vessel.   We fished Copper River, Prince William Sound, Cook Inlet,… Continue reading

Salmon streams need protection

Everyone who lives on the Kenai understands that our fisheries don’t just power our economy; they also are an important part of our Alaska heritage.… Continue reading

DNR ordered to rule on Chuitna Coalition’s applications

A state Superior Court judge ruled Oct. 14 that the Department of Natural Resources cannot ignore water reservation applications filed by the Chuitna Citizens Coalition.… Continue reading

Governor needs to do right by Alaska’s salmon habitat

Governor needs to do right by Alaska’s salmon habitat

Last week, the Parnell Administration ruled a wild salmon stream in Cook Inlet was “suitable” for large-scale coal strip mining. You read that right. In… Continue reading

Governor needs to do right by Alaska’s salmon habitat
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