Matanuska Valley Coal
Read here to learn about the possibility of coal extraction in the Matanuska Valley.
Coal Deposits and Leasing Permit Areas in the Matanuska Coalfield
Multiple potential mining operations are located within the Matanuska Coalfield in the heart of the Matanuska Valley, Alaska's breadbasket and a premier recreation destination.
Wishbone Hill prospects have been permitted to Usibelli Coal Mine of Healy, Alaska and include rights to 7434 acres. The Chickaloon lease lands cover 22,000 acres that the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority has awarded to Riversdale Alaska, an Australian company. The Jonesville Mine has around 1450 acres of coal.
What You Can Do
Sign Sierra Club's petition asking Governor Parnell to protect Matanuska Valley from Big Coal.
Click on the links below to find out more about the mines closest to development in the Matanuska Valley.