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Fair process and jobs: EPA hears different opinions about Pebble Mine in Iliamna

Agency staff heard support and opposition for withdrawing the proposed preemptive mining restrictions in the Bristol Bay watershed. Some residents spoke up about the benefits of working for Pebble and why they and their village corporations deserve to see Pebble Mine apply for permits.

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Pebble opponents hammer EPA for changed course at Dillingham meeting

In close to four hours of public testimony, dozens told EPA staffers that large-scale mining threatens a fishery and way of life in Bristol Bay. The unanimous opinion given during Wednesday's meeting, held during the middle of the work day, was EPA should finalize preemptive Section 404(c) Clean Water Act restrictions, not withdraw them and wait for an Environmental Impact Statement.

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Bristol Bay Fisheries Report: July 16, 2017

Several big buyers post a $1/lb base price, the run shoots to 49 million, and the districts head to wide open or weekly schedules. As we wrap up our special coverage, ADF&G's Paul Salomone, Travis Ellison, and Tim Sands join for a preliminary recap of this incredible, historic year for the world's largest sockeye salmon fishery.

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The work of the Alaska Senate will likely slow down this week as a significant number of lawmakers head to Washington D.C. for a legislative conference. KDLG's Mike Mason has the story.

On Thursday the Alaska Board of Fisheries has turned down a proposal to create a new permit stacking system for setnetters in a couple of fishing districts in Bristol Bay. KDLG's Mike Mason has the story.

Ptarmigan this year?

Feb 28, 2013

With spring increasingly near at-hand, it's safe to say that this winter has been a little different than years past. After a rainy December and January, the snow certainly, and finally, arrived. But something else many have noticed is smaller number of ptarmigan in usual spots around the area. KDLG News put student reporters August Shade and Connor Ito on the hunt to find out where these birds may be, and if they're going to yet arrive. They filed this report:

Senate Resources Approves the Oil Tax Bill

Feb 28, 2013

There has been some movement in the Alaska Senate related to efforts to change the oil tax structure in Alaska.

KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Studies by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Government Accounting Office show increasing numbers of Alaskans will be affected by floods and erosion in coming years due to rising waters and extreme weather events.

SWAMC Members Approve Several Resolutions

Feb 27, 2013
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The members of the Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference approved several resolutions during their annual meeting last week in Anchorage.

The State Affairs Committees in both the Alaska House and Senate met jointly on Tuesday to hear testimony and discuss the tension that sometimes exists between the Federal Government and the State of Alaska.      KDLG's Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

Allegations of a "War on Salmon" in Alaska

Feb 27, 2013
Mike Mason

A well known environmental activist is accusing the administration of Alaska Governor Sean Parnell of waging a “war on salmon”.

KDLG’s Mike Mason explains.

2 of the State Senators leading the examination of proposed changes to oil taxes in Alaska outlined the most recent developments during Tuesday's Senate Majority press conference.     KDLG's Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

Dillingham School District

The Dillingham City School District has reached a new collective bargaining agreement with many of its employees.

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