• Broken clouds, mist
  • 34°
    Broken clouds, mist
  • Comment

APOC to decide if mine opponent broke law

Posted: December 4, 2011 - 1:11am

ANCHORAGE — State regulators are scheduled to deliberate next week as they try to decide whether an air service owned by an opponent of a proposed mining project broke election laws by flying candidates into remote Southwest Alaska villages to campaign.

The Alaska Public Offices Commission was unable to reach a decision on Friday after a contentious, 11-hour meeting the day before, the Anchorage Daily News reported.

Commission staff accused an air service owned by Pebble Mine opponent Bob Gillam of breaking a ban on corporate campaign contributions. The air service, RBG Bush Planes LLC, charged only for gas when it flew in two candidates running for the Lake and Peninsula Borough Assembly.

Gillam owns a home in the borough and has financed efforts to fight the Pebble Mine prospect, which he and other opponents say would endanger the salmon runs of Bristol Bay. Most recently, he bankrolled a successful borough ballot initiative that’s meant to stop the mine but is the subject of court challenges.

  • Comment

Spotted

Please Note: You may have disabled JavaScript and/or CSS. Although this news content will be accessible, certain functionality is unavailable.

Skip to News

« back

next »

  • title http://spotted.juneauempire.com/galleries/377943/ http://spotted.juneauempire.com/galleries/377938/ http://spotted.juneauempire.com/galleries/377933/
  • title http://spotted.juneauempire.com/galleries/377928/ http://spotted.juneauempire.com/galleries/377923/ http://spotted.juneauempire.com/galleries/377918/
  • title http://spotted.juneauempire.com/galleries/377913/ http://spotted.juneauempire.com/galleries/377908/
FDMS Candidate Forum

CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING