Mike Dunleavy on Energy & Oil
Backs Donlin goldmine/pipeline, for huge energy opportunity
Dunleavy pledged support for the Donlin gold mine. The project also proposes a 315-mile-long gas pipeline from Cook Inlet to fuel the mine's operations and power demands. Former Senator Dunleavy says that pipeline is a huge energy opportunity for the
Y-K Delta and the state. "A lot of spin-off industries will benefit from it in the Y-K Delta and Southcentral Alaska so I think it's a huge opportunity for Alaska," Dunleavy said.
Dunleavy and three other top gubernatorial candidates have pledged support for the Donlin mine, which would be the one of the biggest gold mines in the world. It will require large treatment facilities for mercury and cyanide coming from the mine's
operations. People living the Y-K Delta are also worried about what will happen after the mine stops producing. The site would have to be monitored forever, once it ceases operations.
Source: U. of Alaska press release on 2018 Alaska gubernatorial race
, Jul 6, 2018
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