Alaska DNR Decision Expected Soon On Oil and Gas Exploration Permit

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Another major threat to fish, indigenous cultures, and wildlife is brewing in Alaska.

An Alaska state decision is anticipated within the next few weeks on proposed oil and gas exploration in the Bering River and Copper River Delta estuary and watershed region.

The region is a critical area for wild salmon commercial and subsistence harvesters and has indigenous cultural sites of significance to the Eyak, Tlingit, Aleut and Chugach tribes. The region is also important as a wild herring revitalization area and part of the path of the largest annual bird migration in the world, with some 20 million shorebirds and waterfowl of the Pacific flyway passing through.

LINK (via: The Cordova Times)

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