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Fri Oct 18, 2019, 04:57 PM

Dunleavy wants White House to consider fast-tracking Prince of Wales rare earth mine

According to a letter from his office to the White House, Governor Mike Dunleavy wants the Trump administration to fast-track a proposed rare earth mine in Southeast Alaska. But environmentalists warn the mine won’t get a thorough enough review.

Bokan Mountain is on the southern end of Prince of Wales Island. There’s no road access, and the nearest town is about 30 miles away.

But, according to the Nova Scotia-based mining company Ucore, rare earth elements are buried deep below the mountain.

“So it includes the full suite of lanthanides, all the rare earth elements,” said Randy MacGillivray, a vice president for Ucore.

Read more: https://www.alaskapublic.org/2019/10/17/dunleavy-wants-white-house-to-consider-fast-tracking-prince-of-wales-rare-earth-mine/

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