We stand corrected. We apologize for mistakenly stating you had not printed an article about Dr. Tom Power's "Role of Metal Mining in the Alaska Economy" report before running an editorial about it. Several people searched the Juneau Empire Web site in the days after Dr. Power released the report and were not able to find the Associated Press piece. It is on the Empire Web site now.
We stand behind Dr. Power's report. Especially in these days of a state fiscal gap, Alaska must receive its fair share for our minerals. Alaska also deserves stronger liability laws (reclamation bonding), so the public is not left to clean up the mining industry's mess. To read the full report, go to www.seacc.org.
Southeast Alaska Conservation Council
Editor's note: The article about Dr. Power's report was posted on the Empire Web site on Feb. 14, the same day it was published in the Empire.