The folks who want to limit mining in Alaska fought long and hard to get their ballot initiatives approved. Now they are backing off a little. Seems that Clean Water 1 is being sacrificed in hopes of getting #4 passed.
The Supreme Court made its decision after the 'Clean Water 1' sponsors and Parnell filed a motion last week asking the court to drop their appeals of conflicting lower court rulings on the initiative.
Now, Ballot Measure 4 is the only one in legal limbo.
Pending a Supreme Court ruling, it is scheduled to appear on the statewide election ballot in August.
Looking into my crystal ball... Looks hazy and somewhat fulvous... Must be the 4 billion tons of copper and gold shining through the smog of our new Pebble mine.