As we near the end of 2020, the Northern Miner has compiled its list of the top ten most-clicked stories on our website. The stories are ranked in descending order and appeared between Jan. 1 and Dec. 1.
1. Northern Dynasty’s Pebble project approved after 15-year fight
By Cecilia Jamasmie of MINING.com (July 24, 2020)
Northern Dynasty Minerals has cleared the last environmental hurdle for its proposed Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum mine in Alaska almost two decades after developers first started considering the project.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a final environmental impact statement backing the controversial mine near the salmon-rich Bristol Bay. The decision opens the door for Northern Dynasty to obtain the federal go-ahead as soon as late August.
2. Ashley Kirwan, David Cataford named Young Mining Professionals of the Year
By Trish Saywell (February 17, 2020)
The winners of the Young Mining Professionals (YMP) awards this year are Ashley Kirwan of Orix Geoscience and David Cataford of Champion Iron.
The YMP awards, presented in association with The Northern Miner, recognize two mining professionals under the age of forty who have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and innovative thinking and provided value to their companies and shareholders.
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