If the state can’t answer that question about the Kinross plan, it’s only because the Dunleavy administration chooses to behave that way, shielding Kinross from scrutiny. I’ve been told that the company has recently cut back its estimate of the number of trips per day. Why? A shortage of drivers? To reduce public opposition? Is the state going to seek a legal limit on the number of trips per day?
The Dunleavy administration has failed to pursue obvious questions about public safety, maintenance costs, air quality, the impact on other drivers and road conditions during bad weather.
It was only in response to public opposition that arose during Dunleavy’s reelection campaign that the state agreed to do a analysis of the transportation route. Kinross has already approved its trucking plan, but the highway analysis is just getting started.
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