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Pebble Mine Update

The effort to save Bristol Bay from the threat of the proposed Pebble Mine has certainly made some huge progress over the past year. However, many anglers might be surprised to learn that the fight is not over. So, today we present you with a write up from our buddy Scott Hed, Director of the […]

Nation’s Leading Sportsmen’s Organizations Urge Specific Protections for Bristol Bay, Alaska

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Eighteen of the top sportsmen’s groups in the United States penned a letter to leading appropriators in Congress supporting the swift completion of the EPA’s process to protect Bristol Bay from Pebble Mine development. Show More Summary

The Pebble Partnership and the Demeaning of Independence

Leave it to the flailing Pebble Partnership -- now consisting of just one under-funded Canadian company -- to conclude that the only truly "independent" review of its uniquely reckless Pebble Mine is an "independent" review that is bought and paid for by... Show More Summary

Former defense secretary to investigate EPA evaluation of Alaska mine proposal

last monthHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Seriously? Former defense secretary in the Clinton administration William S. Cohen announced that his firm has been retained by the Pebble Partnership to investigate the EPA's evaluation of their Pebble Mine project. LINK (via:Watchdog.org)

“The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated”

last monthHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

There is a misconception out there that the fight against Pebble Mine has been won....nothing could be further from the truth. Sportsman's Alliance for Alaska Director Scott Hed reminds us that while Pebble may be down, it is certainly not out. LINK Help support the cause! SSA is also currently running an on-line fundraising auction with new donated items being added everyday.

"The real story here is the EPA’s abject wrongdoing in pursuit of its advocacy agenda"

2 months agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

John Shively Chairman of the Pebble Partnership penned a letter to the editor of the Washington in response to their recent story on the "Pebble Mine debate." LINK

Breaking News From Planet Bullshit

2 months agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to use its legal authority to stop the development of a gold mine in Alaska. Tom Collier, CEO of the Pebble Partnership is set to fight this EPA challenge. He joins BNN to explain. LINK

Post should have taken a deeper look at EPA, Bristol Bay and Pebble

2 months agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Robert Heyano, president of United Tribes of Bristol Bay responds to the Washington Post's recent story on the proposed Pebble Mine. The Post’s article intimates that the battle over Pebble began with a tribal petition to EPA requesting that it use its authority under the Clean Water Act to prohibit mining in the Bristol Bay watershed. Show More Summary

EPA becomes target by planning for rare ‘veto’

2 months agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Photo: Courtesy of the EPA The Washington Post's Joby Warrick does some heavy lifting for those opposing the EPA's action on the Pebble Mine. This fight is far from over folks. LINK At last count there were 977 comments.

Northern Dynasty Seeking New Business Partner

3 months agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Northern Dynasty, the company that owns the proposed Pebble Mine, is bolstering its financing as it looks for a new partner. LINK (via:Alaska Public Media) Good luck finding a new partner. Two of the world's largest mining conglomerates, Rio Tinto and Anglo American, have already bailed on the project and the EPA is poised to shut down the project for good.

Pebble Mine 2014 Year in Review: "And Then There Were Lawyers . . . ."

When someday the story of the Pebble Mine is told, 2014 may be best remembered as the year when all that remained of the once formidable Pebble Partnership was a bunch of lawyers for hire. By the end of 2014, all of the mining giants...Show More Summary

Canada Greenlight Massive Gold and Copper Mine Near Alaska Border

4 months agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Earlier this week the BC government approved the massive Site C Dam on the Peace River. Now the Canadian federal government has greenlighted a proposed new mine in the Transboundary region that in on the scale of Pebble in Alaska. The...Show More Summary

Obama’s Executive Order Protects Bristol Bay from Drilling, but not Mining

There's a very large element missing from the executive order... The Pebble Mine. The post Obama’s Executive Order Protects Bristol Bay from Drilling, but not Mining appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Judge Orders EPA to Halt All Work on Pebble Mine

In a ruling issued Thursday in Anchorage, a federal judge ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to cease all work pertaining to its investigation of whether to block development of Alaska’s controversial Pebble Mine. The order,...Show More Summary

Judge Temporarily Halts EPA’s 404(c) Process on Pebble Mine

5 months agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

It ain't over till the fat lady sings........ U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland issued a preliminary injunction Monday, temporarily halting the EPA’s 404(c) process regarding the Pebble Mine. LINK (via: Alaska Public Media...

Approving Alaska’s Controversial Pebble Mine Just Got Harder, Thanks To A Ballot Measure Victory

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.

The Numbers Continue to Crunch the Pebble Mine

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

Parnell Tried to Find Funding for Pebble Mine

7 months agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

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)

Bobby Andrew to EPA: Stop the Pebble Mine

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

Bristol Bay to EPA: Stop the Pebble Mine Now

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

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