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October 22, 2015

Alaska DNR released its determination on the water reservation requests for the Chuitna carefully crafted to obstruct the construction and operation of PacRim’s proposed coal mine. The determination was signed on October 6, 2015 and can be found at the following links. The short story is that DNR tossed the two most restrictive reservations while granting the least restrictive.

August 24, 2015

The State Department of Natural Resources held a hearing last Friday on the water reservation filed to obstruct PacRim’s construction of a coal mine west of Tyonek.  At the hearing were all the usual anti-development suspects including Trustees for Alaska, Cook Inletkeeper and the Chuitna Citizens Coalition.

The State Department of Natural Resources held a hearing last Friday on the water reservation filed to obstruct PacRim’s construction of a coal mine west of Tyonek.

March 24, 2015

We finally have a moderately rational argument in favor of the water reservation file for Middle Creek, a tributary of the Chuit River 45 miles west of Anchorage.

March 4, 2015

The latest trick used by the anti-development, anti-resource extraction, and anti-job crowd is the use of exclusive water rights as a vehicle to shut down projects. The current example is the Chuit River west of Anchorage where PacRim Coal wants to build a coal mine.

The latest trick used by the anti-development, anti-resource extraction, and anti-job crowd is the use of exclusive water rights as a vehicle to shut down projects. The current example is the Chuit River west of Anchorage where PacRim Coal wants to build a coal mine. http://www.chuitnacoalproject.com/

April 12, 2014

When the greens base all their anti-development excuses on a single argument (harming salmon runs), a simple response - hatchery fish - puts them out of business, at least for a little while.

My son and I make our yearly trip to the Great Alaskan Sportsman’s Show here in Anchorage in late March every year. It is a great show, with all the expected toys, boats, vehicles, firearms, fishing and hunting guides. Usually it is well attended.

October 3, 2013

When we listen to arguments about threats to salmon runs in the Chuitna by the proposed coal mine, it is important to know how many fish we are actually talking about.  In this case, not many.  Yet the opponents propose to kill off hundreds of high paying, long term jobs anyway.

The Chuitna Citizens Coalition is taking their fight against a proposed strip mine across Cook Inlet from Anchorage to court in an attempt to grant themselves exclusive water rights in the region.