Parnell has moved to support the reopening of the Kensington Mine near Juneau, Alaska. The Corps of Engineers had revoked the fill permit allowing the mine to dump tailings in a land locked lake
The entrance tunnel and water treatment facility for the Kensington Gold Mine operated by Coeur Alaska can be seen against Lion Head Mountain near Juneau, Alaska. Environmental groups have demonstrated that permits allowing the proposed Kensington Gold Mine to dump tons of chemical waste into Lower Slate Lake located in the Tongass National Forest will violate the Clean Water Act.
Gov. Sean Parnell made his first move to put his stamp on the Governor’s office.
Sarah Palin’s long time friend and confidant Kris Perry, the Governor’s Anchorage office manager, stepped down. Kris was replaced by a long time Parnell aide, Cindy Sims.
The most notable change was the resignation of Frank Bailey, Director of Boards and Commissions. Frank attracted notoriety with his famous call to Lt. Rod Dial to discuss Trooper Wooten and confidential personnel issues that he should never have been privy to, given his position. However, Frank was Sarah’s loyal dog, and he did what he was told. Of that, there is no doubt.
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