***PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE*** Wish bone hills permitting.

***PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE*** Wish bone hills permitting.

PostBy: murphyslaw On: Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:20 pm

"PUBLIC MEETING – Usibelli’s Wishbone Hill Mining Permit Renewal

Tuesday, November 15

6:00 p.m.

Sutton Elementary School



The Department of Natural Resources has announced a public meeting on the renewal of Usibelli’s mining permit for Wishbone Hill. PLEASE ATTEND THE MEETING on November 15, 6:00 p.m. at the Sutton Elementary School, and show your support for Usibelli and the Wishbone Hill project.



It is the “silent majority” that often gets left behind. PLEASE make your voice heard. People opposed to responsible resource development, which supports a vibrant economy, will certainly attend to oppose the renewal of the permit. It is critical that citizens who support new jobs, a vibrant economy, responsible environmental regulations, and dependable resource development, show up and demonstrate to the State of Alaska that coal mining has a future in the Mat-Su Borough.



Points to consider:

Facts about Usibelli Coal Mine and the Wishbone Hill Project:

· Usibelli Coal Mine (UCM) is an Alaskan owned and operated coal mining company

· UCM has mined coal in Healy, Alaska since 1943

· UCM has provided jobs for Alaskans for nearly 70 years

· UCM began restoring previously mined lands before it was required by the government

· Coal exploration at Wishbone Hill began in 1983

· The mine was completely permitted by 1992

· This mining permit is renewed every five years

· Wishbone Hill is a zero discharge mine

· Usibelli estimates 500,000 tons of coal will be mined each year

· UCM plans to employ between 75-125 people

· The average wage in Alaska’s mining industry is $94,000 a year (Alaska Miners Association, McDowell Group 2011)



Please contact me if you have questions, or need additional information.

Lorali



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Lorali M. Simon

External Affairs Manager, Wishbone Hill

(907)745-6028 office

(907) 982-6744 cell

(907) 745-6083 fax

634 S Bailey St. #204, Palmer, AK 99645"
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Re: ***PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE*** Wish bone hills permitting.

PostBy: mthornsley On: Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:46 pm

Did anyone attend this??? We attempted to, but, when we got there, it was backed up, down the street with people parking and walking in. Very congested. So we figured it would be best just to return home. The chances of being able to voice our opinion would have been slim to none with that many people. Anyways, I was just curious if anyone actually braved the crowd and could fill us in on what went down. It would be much appreciated.
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Re: ***PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE*** Wish bone hills permitting.

PostBy: murphyslaw On: Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:03 pm

Getting off work at 5PM by the time I made it there I found the same. Was crazy busy. I have some other friends that made it. Will have to get info from them. I know I sent in my letter weeks ago!
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Re: ***PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE*** Wish bone hills permitting.

PostBy: mthornsley On: Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:12 pm

Yeah, the turnout was rather impressive.. I just hope that the majority was pro, not con. We should have probably just sucked it up and went in.. But, from the reading I've done, they had over 300 people who signed up to speak, so basically all we would have been able to do is try to listen.
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