December 4, 2016 – KTUU
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) A protest in downtown Anchorage called on the State of Alaska to step in to stop the development of a coal mine 45 miles west of the city.
The applicants behind the Chuitna Coal Project have been working through their current permit with the Department of Natural Resources for at least a decade. Officials behind the project with PacRim Coal LP said the financial benefits and job opportunities from development could be huge for Alaska but protesters maintain any disruption to critical salmon habitat is not worth it.
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