No, Alaska has about 730 abandoned mines. Almost all of them are polluting all kinds of very poisonous chemicals. We will never get any super-funds benefits to clean up the mess the miners have left behind.
The permitting process is already to easy here. They have been trying to put In Pebble Mine at the head waters of Bristol Bay for years. It would only take one mistake or a medium size earthquake and the biggest and last wild Salmon run world be destroyed forever.
Keep in mind the huge mines going in in Alaska are not even owned be the United States.