URGENT: Ask for a comment period extension on the Palmer Project exploration permit amendment

Written by Aaron Brakel

May 12, 2023

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has received a request from the Palmer Project for roading and drilling near the Klehini River and Glacier Creek. This project includes over 50 drill pads with bulldozed access roads. DNR has the permit amendment on a fast track and we are asking for your help in getting the public comment period extended. The public needs more time to review the impacts of the proposed roading and drilling, including the impacts in a new location across Glacier Creek.

Click here to ask for an extension!

Comments are due next Tuesday, May 16, by 5 p.m. Alaska Time. The new plan could include running heavy roadbuilding and drilling equipment as well as crew trucks through Glacier Creek near the Klehini River. Other concerns include noise impacts across the valley, cultural impacts, risk of introduction of invasive species, and potential impacts to salmon habitat.

We’ve created an online tool for you to easily submit a quick extension request before Tuesday’s deadline. In your comment, please ask DNR for a 90-day extension of the comment period.

You can submit your comment here. We encourage you to personalize the text and add your own concerns before submitting.

Thank you for taking action.

P.S. Help protect the Inside Passage Waters of Southeast Alaska with a donation to SEACC!

P.P.S. You can show your opposition to the Palmer Project impacting salmon streams with “No Palmer Mine” wear — get yours here.


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