Alaskans Against the Mining Shutdown

40 %
60 %
Information about Alaskans Against the Mining Shutdown

Published on July 21, 2008

Author: jensipin

Source: slideshare.net

Description

Rose Barr of NANA's presentation at Anchorage Chamber's "Make it Monday" forum 7/21/08

Vote NO on 4. It’s Defective and Deceptive.

Organizations Against Ballot Measure 4 Alaska Association of Realtors Alaska Auto Dealers Association Alaska Federation of Natives Alaska Forest Association Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act CEO’s Alaska Process Industries Career Consortium Alaska Republican Party Alaska State Chamber of Commerce Alaska State Home Building Association Alaska Support Industry Alliance Alaska Trucking Association, Inc. Anchorage Economic Development Council Anchorage Home Builders Association, Inc. Chugiak Eagle River Chamber of Commerce City and Borough of Juneau Export Council of Alaska Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation Haines Chamber of Commerce Juneau Chamber of Commerce Kenai Chamber of Commerce Mat-Su Homebuilders Association Native Village of Crooked Creek ProsperityAlaska.org Resource Development Council for Alaska, Inc. Seldovia Chamber of Commerce Southeast Conference Willow Chamber of Commerce

Alaska Association of Realtors

Alaska Auto Dealers Association

Alaska Federation of Natives

Alaska Forest Association

Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act CEO’s

Alaska Process Industries Career Consortium

Alaska Republican Party

Alaska State Chamber of Commerce

Alaska State Home Building Association

Alaska Support Industry Alliance

Alaska Trucking Association, Inc.

Anchorage Economic Development Council

Anchorage Home Builders Association, Inc.

Chugiak Eagle River Chamber of Commerce

City and Borough of Juneau

Export Council of Alaska

Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce

Fairbanks Economic Development

Corporation

Haines Chamber of Commerce

Juneau Chamber of Commerce

Kenai Chamber of Commerce

Mat-Su Homebuilders Association

Native Village of Crooked Creek

ProsperityAlaska.org

Resource Development Council

for Alaska, Inc.

Seldovia Chamber of Commerce

Southeast Conference

Willow Chamber of Commerce

Ballot Measure 4 Background Started as five ballot initiatives All too-broad, deceptive, ill-advised Four of the five were thrown out 07WATR(III) became Ballot Measure 4

Started as five ballot initiatives

All too-broad, deceptive, ill-advised

Four of the five were thrown out

07WATR(III) became Ballot Measure 4

Ballot Measure 4 Defective and Deceptive Arbitrarily overrides Alaska’s proven, stringent environmental regulatory process Threatens our entire resource based economy, thousands of jobs, and communities Concerns about Pebble shouldn’t be addressed with an initiative that adversely impacts an entire industry Poorly written – can’t be sure what we’re voting on

Arbitrarily overrides Alaska’s proven, stringent environmental regulatory process

Threatens our entire resource based economy, thousands of jobs, and communities

Concerns about Pebble shouldn’t be addressed with an initiative that adversely impacts an entire industry

Poorly written – can’t be sure what we’re voting on

Defective - Overrides Alaska’s Proven, Stringent Environmental Regulation Process

No Single Permit to Mine: There Are Many Permits & Authorizations STATE Plan of Operations (DNR) Reclamation and Bonding (DNR) Waste Management Permits and Bonding (ADEC) Certification of NPDES and ACOE Permits (ADEC) Sewage Treatment System Approval (ADEC) Air Quality Permits (ADEC) Fish Habitat and Fishway Permits (DNR) Water Rights (DNR) Right of Way/Access (DNR/DOT) Tidelands Leases (DNR) Dam Safety Certification (DNR) Cultural Resource Protection (DNR) Monitoring Plan (Surface/Groundwater/Wildlife) (DNR/DEC) Coastal Zone Consistency Determination (DNR) FEDERAL US EPA Section 402 NPDES Water Discharge Permit US EPA Air Quality Permit review US EPA Safe Drinking Water Act (UIC Permit) US ACOE Section 404 Dredge and Fill Permit US ACOE Section 10 Rivers and Harbors Act US ACOE Section 106 Historical and Cultural Resources Protection NMFS Threatened and Endangered Species Act Consultation NMFS Marine Mammal Protection Act NMFS Essential Fish Habitat NMFS Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act USFWS Threatened and Endangered Species Act Consultation USFWS Bald Eagle Protection Act Clearance USFWS Migratory Bird Protection USFWS Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (These are only some of the authorizations required)

STATE

Plan of Operations (DNR)

Reclamation and Bonding (DNR)

Waste Management Permits and Bonding (ADEC)

Certification of NPDES and ACOE Permits (ADEC)

Sewage Treatment System Approval (ADEC)

Air Quality Permits (ADEC)

Fish Habitat and Fishway Permits (DNR)

Water Rights (DNR)

Right of Way/Access (DNR/DOT)

Tidelands Leases (DNR)

Dam Safety Certification (DNR)

Cultural Resource Protection (DNR)

Monitoring Plan (Surface/Groundwater/Wildlife) (DNR/DEC)

Coastal Zone Consistency Determination (DNR)

FEDERAL

US EPA Section 402 NPDES Water Discharge Permit

US EPA Air Quality Permit review

US EPA Safe Drinking Water Act (UIC Permit)

US ACOE Section 404 Dredge and Fill Permit

US ACOE Section 10 Rivers and Harbors Act

US ACOE Section 106 Historical and Cultural Resources Protection

NMFS Threatened and Endangered Species Act Consultation

NMFS Marine Mammal Protection Act

NMFS Essential Fish Habitat

NMFS Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act

USFWS Threatened and Endangered Species Act Consultation

USFWS Bald Eagle Protection Act Clearance

USFWS Migratory Bird Protection

USFWS Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act

Deceptive – Threatens our entire resource-based economy Clean Water I was a clear shutdown – and they’re promising more proposals How far will they go? Threatens thousands of jobs, communities and Alaska’s business climate Furthers the agenda of groups stopping responsible resource development in Alaska

Clean Water I was a clear shutdown – and they’re promising more proposals

How far will they go?

Threatens thousands of jobs, communities and Alaska’s business climate

Furthers the agenda of groups stopping responsible resource development in Alaska

 

Red Dog Supports the Northwest Arctic Borough 1990 - 2007 $74.8 million to borough 60 % of borough revenue

1990 - 2007

$74.8 million to borough

60 % of borough revenue

$275 million on exploration in 2007 -- up 54% from 2006 29 ongoing exploration projects spending over $1 million each $27 million spent on mine construction at 9 developing/ existing sites $3.4 Billion in gross mineral production Mining Industry is Investing in Alaska

$275 million on exploration in 2007 -- up 54% from 2006

29 ongoing exploration projects spending over $1 million each

$27 million spent on mine construction at 9 developing/ existing sites

$3.4 Billion in gross mineral production

Mining Revenue Benefits All Alaskans $10 million in NW Arctic Borough $3 million in Fairbanks NS Borough $1 million in Juneau $189 million in state and municipal revenues in 2007 $58 million from Red Dog distributed among Alaska Native Corporations Kiana School in the NANA region

$10 million in NW Arctic Borough

$3 million in Fairbanks NS Borough

$1 million in Juneau

$189 million in state and municipal revenues in 2007

$58 million from Red Dog distributed among Alaska Native Corporations

Thousands of Jobs for Alaskans $80,000 annual average wage $346 million in annual wages 3,500 direct mining jobs Thousands of indirect, support jobs

$80,000 annual average wage

$346 million in annual wages

3,500 direct mining jobs

Thousands of indirect, support jobs

Measure 4 has impacts across Alaska

Red Dog - Great Jobs for Alaskans

Threatens other mining projects and future mining investment This initiative does not guarantee any improvement in water quality. It DOES guarantee more regulation – but what regulation? Mining and fishing CAN coexist Deceptive - Pebble concerns shouldn’t threaten entire industry

Threatens other mining projects and future mining investment

This initiative does not guarantee any improvement in water quality.

It DOES guarantee more regulation – but what regulation?

Mining and fishing CAN coexist

Uncertainty in court language Unknown future regulations Unspecified scope regarding “grandfather” clause Only on the ballot by default – we deserve better Defective - Poorly written, can’t be sure what we’re voting on

Uncertainty in court language

Unknown future regulations

Unspecified scope regarding “grandfather” clause

Only on the ballot by default – we deserve better

Ballot Measure 4 Establishes Standards No One Can Meet “ … activity that directly or indirectly releases or discharges a toxic pollutant or pollutants, in a measurable amount that will effect human health or welfare or any stage of the life cycle of salmon, into any surface or subsurface water, or tributary thereto.”

“ … activity that directly or indirectly releases or discharges a toxic pollutant or pollutants, in a measurable amount that will effect human health or welfare or any stage of the life cycle of salmon, into any surface or subsurface water, or tributary thereto.”

Ballot Measure 4 Does Not Allow Mines To Responsibly Store Rock “… activity that directly or indirectly stores or disposes of metallic mining wastes…in a way that could result in the release or discharge of sulfuric acid, other acids, dissolved metals, toxic pollutants or other compounds thereof that will effect, directly or indirectly , surface or subsurface water or tributaries thereto used for human consumption or salmon spawning…”

“… activity that directly or indirectly stores or disposes of metallic mining wastes…in a way that could result in the release or discharge of sulfuric acid, other acids, dissolved metals, toxic pollutants or other compounds thereof that will effect, directly or indirectly , surface or subsurface water or tributaries thereto used for human consumption or salmon spawning…”

Ballot Measure 4 Does Not “Grandfather” Existing Mines “ existing large scale metallic mining operations that have received all required federal, state and local permits, authorizations, licenses and approvals on or before the effective date of this Act or to future operations of existing facilities at those sites.”

“ existing large scale metallic mining operations that have received all required federal, state and local permits, authorizations, licenses and approvals on or before the effective date of this Act or to future operations of existing facilities at those sites.”

Why Vote No on 4? No public input, no hearings Standards would be set by political campaign of sound bites and scare tactics Locks away Alaska’s great mineral resource potential that benefits all Alaskans Sacrifices new investment, opportunity, growth A real threat; it could shut down existing mines and limit future mines

No public input, no hearings

Standards would be set by political campaign of sound bites and scare tactics

Locks away Alaska’s great mineral resource potential that benefits all Alaskans

Sacrifices new investment, opportunity, growth

A real threat; it could shut down existing mines and limit future mines

Red Dog – One of Alaska’s Great Mining Success Stories

Taikuu

Stop the Anti-Mining Initiatives Today and in the future • Get the facts: visit www.voicesofreason.net and www.againsttheshutdown.com • Talk with your friends, family and co-workers • Pass a resolution against Ballot Measure 4 • Register to vote – registration deadline is July 27 visit http://ltgov.state.ak.us/elections/voting.php Vote NO on 4 on August 26 th

Add a comment

Related presentations

Related pages

ISER Lunchtime Talk: Alaskans Against the Mining Shutdown ...

Join Karl Hanneman, director of corporate affairs for Teck Cominco Alaska and a member of Alaskans Against the Mining Shutdown (AAMS), on Wednesday, June ...
Read more

Alaskans Against the Mining Shutdown | Mudflats

Posts about Alaskans Against the Mining Shutdown written by AKMuckraker. ... Alaska State Fair, Alaskans Against the Mining Shutdown, Alaskans for Obama, ...
Read more

webapp.state.ak.us

Hier sollte eine Beschreibung angezeigt werden, diese Seite lässt dies jedoch nicht zu.
Read more

ALASKANS SHOULD OPPOSE THE ANTI-MINING INITIATIVES

ALASKANS SHOULD OPPOSE THE ANTI-MINING INITIATIVES ... Paid for by Alaskans Against the Mining Shutdown • 207 E. Northern Lights, Anchorage, ...
Read more

It's salmon vs. gold mining in Alaska vote - US news ...

It's salmon vs. gold mining in Alaska vote ... Alaskans Against the Mining Shutdown has received nearly all of its contributions from the Council of Alaska ...
Read more

Alaska: a Pebble in the Streams - Mines and Communities: Home

... spokeswoman for Alaskans Against the Mining Shutdown, said what voters understood was that the ballot measure would have affected other mines, ...
Read more

Gold mining in Alaska - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gold mining in Alaska. Gold mining in Alaska, a state of the United States, has been a major ... The mine has been shut down and the site reclaimed, ...
Read more

Alaska’s Pebble Mine: Fish Versus Gold by Bill Sherwonit ...

Report Alaska’s Pebble Mine: Fish Versus Gold With the support of Gov. Sarah Palin, mining interests have defeated an Alaska ballot measure that could ...
Read more

Stop Pebble Mine - Home

To those Alaskans considering the purported "economic ... Ways to Stop Pebble Mine: 1. ... Stop Development of Bristol Bay Mining Pebble Mine that Would ...
Read more