A number of concerned Haines residents recently organized as the ad hoc group Safe Haines Highways (SHH). The principal members of SHH live along the Alaska Highway System truck corridor that runs from the Dalton Cache U.S. Border Station to the Haines municipal dock at Lutak Inlet. SHH commissioned Lois Epstein, P.E., of LNE Engineering and Policy in Anchorage to research and analyze the likely impacts of the Haines Highway truck corridor becoming a haul road for ore concentrates from a small number of active and proposed mines in Alaska and the Yukon.
The full report is available here. It’s a familiar story, one we are all familiar with.