Pebble mine has become a deeply contentious issue in Alaska, largely due to the project's environmentally destructive potential. The post Approving Alaska’s Controversial Pebble Mine Just Got Harder, Thanks To A Ballot Measure Victory appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Facts - for example, numbers -- have never been a friend to the Pebble Mine. By now, some of these are familiar to all of us: 10 billion - The number of tons of mining waste laced with toxics that the Pebble Mine as proposed would generate...Show More Summary
This recently leaked video reveals that Alaska Governor Sean Parnell tried to find a funder for Pebble Mine after Anglo-American pulled out of the project. This is just the latest revelation of Parnell’s longstanding efforts to build Pebble mine over the objection of Alaskans. LINK (via: Alaska Democrats)
Today we are running the final in a series of ads in Washington, D.C. urging the Obama administration to stop the proposed Pebble Mine. The ads in Politico feature Alaskans from Bristol Bay explaining, in their own words, why it's essential...Show More Summary
This week we're running a series of ads in Washington, D.C. urging the Obama administration to stop the proposed Pebble Mine. The ads in Politico feature Alaskans from Bristol Bay explaining, in their own words, why it's essential that...Show More Summary
The super-PAC backing Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) has released its first attack of the general election, ripping GOP Senate candidate Dan Sullivan for his support of the Pebble Mine. (via: The Hill)
In the wake of the devastating Mt. Polley Mine disaster, and even as the latest tests confirmed elevated levels of toxic copper and lead in aquatic life, a predictable progression is already underway. Within days, the mine owner, the...Show More Summary
The Mount Polley mine disaster has Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski talking out of both sides of her mouth. Murkowski is calling for greater oversight of Canadian mines while opposing any EPA action on Pebble. LINK (via: US News)
Gooding & Company is holding an auction this weekend at Pebble Beach which gives car geeks like us to talk about cool old cars, so let's talk about our favorites. I'll start with three of mine. Read more...
In 2010 a Pebble Partnership ad touted the Mt. Polley mine’s proximity to healthy fisheries as a model for how mining and fishing can co-exist. Then this happened. Naturally, Pebble immediately scrubbed the ad from its You Tube channel. Show More Summary
A copper tailings pond discharged more than 10 million cubic meters of waste into nearby water, threatening an important salmon spawning ground.
In the early morning of August 4, 2014, a major breach occurred in an earthen dam built to contain millions of tons of mining waste - called "tailings" -- at the Mount Polley copper and gold mine in central British Columbia. Now, three...Show More Summary
The EPA took another step to protect Bristol Bay this week, with its issuance of a ‘draft determination’ that would effectively stop the Pebble Mine. Here’s TU’s update on the situation. We’re getting close but the you can still help the cause – there’s another 60-day comment period, and your input matters. Click right […]
Last Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency formally proposed limitations that would block the massive, ill-conceived Pebble Mine project -- the controversial proposal to mine gold and copper at the headwaters of the pristine Bristol Bay wild salmon fishery in Alaska that faces overwhelming local opposition. Show More Summary
The EPA has proposed limiting development of the Pebble Mine project to protect the salmon fishery in Bristol Bay, Alaska, in a move supported by commercial fishermen, investors and jewelers alike. The development of this gold, copper and molybdenum mine, which is backed by Northern Dynasty Minerals and the Pebble Limited Partnership, would be one […]
The agency proposes major restrictions to protect one of the world's largest wild salmon fisheries
The Environmental Protection Agency will issue a proposal Friday under the Clean Water Act that would limit mining activity in Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed, according to two individuals familiar with the decision. Read full articl...
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player The Bristol Bay Native Corp.'s Education Foundation is no longer an investor in the contentious Pebble Mine project, after deciding to sell stock which it had received as a gift. LINK (via:KTUU)
In May, an agreement was finalized transferring 199 state mining claims on the Big Chunk "Super Project" site from Liberty Star Uranium & Metals to Northern Dynasty, the sole owner of the Pebble Mine project north of Iliamna. Along with...Show More Summary