Day: December 4, 2017

No changes to makeup of Haines Public Safety Commission

The name and makeup of the Haines Public Safety Commission will remain the same. The assembly did not advance an ordinance that would have implemented changes. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/04PubSafety.mp3 This summer, the public safety commission voted to request three ex-officio members be added to its group. It asked to add a representative from SEARHC, Lynn Canal Counseling Services, and the Haines School. The commission later recommended its name be changed to the Public Health and Safety Commission. It also recommended amending the commissions ‘duties and responsibilities’ as laid out in code, to add ‘provide a forum and coordinate with professional agencies...

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Chilkat Indian Village and conservation groups sue BLM over mine exploration permitting near Haines

A mining exploration project near Haines is at the center of a lawsuit against the United States Bureau of Land Management. The Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan, Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, Lynn Canal Conservation and Rivers Without Borders filed suit against BLM. They’re represented by the Alaska office of Earthjustice, a nonprofit environmental law firm. The Canadian company Constantine Metal Resources is exploring a potential mine about 35 miles north of Haines. The plaintiffs allege BLM failed to consider future impacts of mine development before approving an exploration plan for the Palmer Project. In 2016, BLM approved Constantine’s plan...

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KHNS News – Dec. 4, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/04Newscast.mp3 The Bureau of Land Management is sued over mine exploration permitting near Haines; The Haines Public Safety Commission isn’t getting a change to its makeup; Juneau warming shelter opens; Dungeness crab fall season in Southeast Alaska better than...

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