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Attorney General OKs barge deal, court still must weigh in


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska attorney general’s office has approved Lynden Inc.’s buyout of a competing cargo carrier in southeast Alaska, with conditions.

Lynden, which operates Alaska Marine Lines, and Northland Marine Services are the only marine companies delivering cargo in the region. Assistant Attorney General Ed Sniffen tells the Juneau Empire the planned buyout was investigated over concerns it would violate state anti-trust laws and create a monopoly.

One of the conditions proposed by the state would allow Sitka-based Samson Tug and Barge to lease space and equipment that...

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