Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Deadline for Chuitna Unsuitable Lands Petition extended

Public Notice:
Rescheduled on a new date: Feb. 19th in Tyonek

Comment deadline for Chuitna Unsuitable Lands Petition extended to 2/19/11 5pm.

Comments may be submitted as to the merits of the petitions to designate portions the Chuit River Watershed as unsuitable for surface coal mining operations under AS 27.21.260 and 11 AAC 90.705(a). Written comments on the merits of the petition must be received by the Department of Natural Resources no later than 5:00 p.m. February 19, 2011. Send comments to Russell Kirkham, 550 W 7th Ave Suite 920, Anchorage, AK, 99501, or email them to

It is very important to continue to submit comments. One comment may pertain to one issue. DNR frequently will reschedule meetings and hearings to get a more favorable balance of Development comments. Please research any "successful" wetlands restoration after mining projects and "prove" why these are not the same as a wild salmon stream.