Skagway, White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad at impasse over harbor cleanup

Environmental regulators have made themselves clear: Skagway’s harbor is contaminated with lead and zinc near the ore dock.

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Drilling boosters, opponents consider next steps after first Arctic refuge lease sale

The state won 10-year oil leases for nine pieces of land by submitting the minimum offer: $25 an acre. But drilling for oil in the refuge is expensive, and it faces an aggressive opposition campaign.

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