Meanwhile, there are important upcoming events in Palmer that people should be aware of:
I. Breathe Free:
Protecting Our Community From Toxic Coal Dust
Bring a friend to this free community health event!
Monday, May 9th, 6pm – 8pm, (free Mercury hair testing begins at 5pm)
Pollution from the proposed Wishbone Hill coal strip mine will be harmful to public health in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. Come to this public forum to learn about the true costs of this coal mine and the impacts it could have on our health. Local doctors, public health professionals and business owners will share their knowledge and experience dealing with the impacts of coal mining.
Come by the Palmer Depot at 5:00pm to get your hair tested for mercury.
Snacks and coffee will be provided.
610 South Valley Way, Palmer, AK 99645
Sponsored by: Mat Valley Coalition and Alaska Community Action on Toxics
II. Chickaloon Coalition Call to Action on Proposed Chickaloon Area Coal Mining:
The Alaska Mental Health Land Trust is once again planning to lease lands in and around Chickaloon for coal development. According to the Trust Land Office, they have received unsolicited inquiries from multiple mining companies about the lands in Chickaloon. They are considering conducting a competitive lease offering for 11,486.68 acres. On Tuesday, May 10, the Trust Authority Board of Trustees will meet in Anchorage, and decide whether to proceed with this lease offering.
Carpool from Vagabond Blues in Palmer leaves at 2pm. Call 746-0128 to coordinate.
In Anchorage meet 3 pm at: The Trust Authority Building 3745 Community Park Loop Anchorage, AK 99508
If you can not join us in Anchorage, please participate via teleconference or webex.
The May 10th meeting begins at 9am,
Resources committee reports on Chickaloon Coal Leases at 9:45 am,
public comment period is at 3:45 pm.
The Board meeting is two days. They may vote on the Chickaloon leases on Tuesday or Wed. May 11th.