A new report finds that as much as 30 percent of all U.S. aluminum ore could be mined and produced from a single, massive mine in Alaska.
The National Mining Association’s (NMAA) report is based on a decade of mining and mining production data.
The report found that in 2013, the U.N. World Health Organization ranked Alaska among the top five places for aluminum production, with an estimated 2.5 million tons of aluminum produced.
It found that Alaska’s aluminum reserves are more than twice the size of Wyoming’s and its total aluminum production is nearly three times the size that China’s, according to the report.
Alaskans currently pay $30 a ton for aluminum, and it is used to make a variety of products.
The NMAA report found more than 1,300 active aluminum production sites, mostly in Alaska, but also in Canada, China, the United Kingdom, Canada, the Netherlands, France, Norway, Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Peru and Brazil.
The new report, which focuses on the impact of the proposed North Slope Mine, is based in part on information from the U,S.
Geological Survey’s (USGS) 2013 National Alaskan Geological Survey, the first such analysis of the Alaska-Alaska Pipeline and the North Slopes’ proposed mine.
The study also examines the impacts of the project on the state’s aluminum and mineral resources, water resources, climate change, water quality and human health.
The proposed mine would have a total capacity of 1.8 billion tons of ore, and would bring the total global output of aluminum to about 9 billion tons, according the report, titled “The North Slopes: Mining the North of the Arctic.”
The NMHA report also found that the Alaska Department of Transportation has been working on the Alaska National Interests Act, which would require the state to develop a plan for managing the proposed mine’s impacts, and the Department of the Interior has also been working with state and local agencies on a plan.
“The Alaska National interests act has the potential to be an effective, long-term plan for Alaska’s Alaskas future, but it must be approved by the Legislature,” said NMAA President Tom Hickey.
The Alaska-North Slope Pipeline Project (ANIP) is scheduled to go forward in 2018 and would carry the Alaskanic ore from the Northwest Passage to the U of Alaska.
As of January, the company has already received $10.4 million from the federal government and $2.5 billion from the Alaska Public Utilities Commission.
The project has been criticized by the environmental community, including the National Mining Action Network, a coalition of environmental groups.
“If the project goes forward, the Alaska Permanent Fund will not be able to cover the cost of maintaining the pipeline, and Alaskaans will be left without a reliable source of natural gas to run the state economy,” said Mark Kurlantzick, the group’s executive director.
The environmental group has said that a lack of funding and a lack to develop an alternative to the existing pipeline system would result in an immediate environmental impact on the region and the environment.
The ANIP’s report said the proposed project would cause the state more than $30 billion in total environmental damage.
The state’s environmental impacts would include methane emissions, which contribute to climate change and sea level rise, the report said.
The Northern Gateway project would involve building a pipeline from B.C. to the Northwest Territories.
The company behind the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project says the pipeline would bring a billion tons a year of Canadian heavy crude to market, which could be used to offset rising gas prices in the U., which are currently the highest in 20 years.
The pipeline would run from the coast of B.c. to Kitimat, B.N., and the proposed route includes the construction of a terminal at the Port of Churchill.