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Patrick Clayton will offer his Pebble Mine photography completely free of charge to any non-profit group opposed to Pebble Mine in return for donating something to this project. There are a limited number of opportunities for companies to get on board as well. Kickstart Here
Gina McCarthy, President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency nominee will get her confirmation hearing this week. McCarthy is expected to face questions regarding the EPA's spending taxpayer dollars holding meetings regarding environmental...Show More Summary
When asked recently about the Pebble Mine Wardrop Report submitted by Northern Dynasty to the SEC, and now at the center of a possible investigation, Pebble Partnership CEO John Shively had this to say. I actually asked (Northern Dynasty) not to issue that report because I thought it was premature. LINK (via: Commercial Fisherman for Bristol Bay)
Northern Dynasty in February 2011 SEC Waldrop Report filing - "The proposed Pebble Mine design and specifications are feasible." Northern Dynasty responding to the EPA in August of 2012 - The Waldrop Report is a “fantasy proposal.” Maria Cantwell - Hello S.E.C.? LINK (via: Alaska Public Radio)
Senator David Vitter, serial john, diaper wearer, and top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, wants the EPA to stop undermining the Pebble Mine. LINK Of course those ever diligent Pebble Mine advocates at resourceful earth are applauding Saint Vitter.
Leave it to the Daily Caller to push all the pro Pebble talking points in this story about Republican push back on the EPA's Bristol Bay watershed assesment. Republicans on the House Oversight Committee have sent a follow-up letter to...Show More Summary
Robert Redford asks us to join him in urging President Obama to stop the proposed Pebble Mine before it destroys Alaska's Bristol Bay. LINK (via:The Huffington Post)
Still united when it comes to federal tyranny. LINK
Jack Caldwell has some thoughts on the recently released EPA Bristol Bay Peer Review report. Correctly, I believe, the peer reviewers called on the EPA to provide more detail on how any mine in that part of the world will be looked after perpetually. Show More Summary
The top investigator for the science committee in the House of Representatives, Georgia Republican Rep. Paul Broun, wrote the EPA and said its study of the proposed Pebble mine in the Bristol Bay region fell short and shouldn’t be used to block development. “These are serious concerns. Show More Summary
Under pressure from investors over the miner’s lagging share price, and continued dependence on troubled South Africa, Chief Executive Cynthia Carroll stepped down on Friday after more than five years in the job. Despite cost cuts, analysts say that under Carroll, Anglo has lost one-third of its value on a U.S. Show More Summary
Multi national mining conglomerates have never been afraid to do business with dictators and rogue nations when it comes to profits. The extractive resource industry not only has a track record of supporting oppressive regimes, it also has a long track record of empty promises when it comes to protecting the environment and indigenous cultures. Show More Summary
When serial gas bag Grover Norquist takes to writing an op-ed on the proposed mine in Politico. LINK
Donald Schweitzer calls bullshit on the Pebble Partnership's claim that they can monitor their toxic mining waste in perpetuity. Schweitzer's credentials? He is a former tenured senior scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory with...Show More Summary
This could get interesting. Legal settlment with State could effect Pebble Mine The Alaska natural resources department will have to justify its rationale for how it re-designated land use in the Bristol Bay region nearly a decade ago,...Show More Summary
The headline is a direct quote from page 29 of Northern Dynasty's September 2012 presentation on the Pebble Mine. LINK (PDF)
(via: Rides and Rivers)
Mining consultant Jack Caldwell skewers the Pebble Mine EPA Report peer review panel. As I predicted and feared, the peer review panel opining on the EPA report on the Pebble Mine, turned out to be a group of cowards and academic ineptitudes. LINK (via: I Think Mining)