Juneau Chamber keeping close idea on mining ordinance deliberations

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau Chamber of Commerce is keeping a close eye on the draft ordinance that proposes changes to the CBJ Mining Ordinance.

    Mike Satre is the chamber's president-elect who chairs the business organization's Government Affairs Committee.

    He said on Juneau Radio Centers Action Line that they will continue to keep a close eye on the measure  as it now  moves to the Planning Commission.

    The draft ordinance still includes a requirement for a socio-economic study for any mining venture, a requirement opposed by the chamber.  Satre said its not fair to require the study for just one industry and not all industries.  He said it paints mining as a bad industry.  Satre adds that all economic opportunities in Juneau need to be treated the same.

    Satre works for Hecla's  Greens Creek Mine.

     

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