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
Strip'n Flywear bringing it again on behalf of the fight against the Pebble Mine. The proposed Pebble Mine fight is not over. Until the land is placed under protection, Bristol Bay will always be in jeopardy of greedy mining interests. Show More Summary
LET’S GO: The backers of a massive mine project are ready to take the government to court. By Dustin Hurst | Watchdog.org The backers of a lucrative mine project in the Alaskan wildness announced they will sue the Environmental Protection Agency over what investors say is a massive overreach of government regulatory power. Pebble Limited...
Pebble Partnership sues to prevent EPA action against proposed mine LINK (via: Anchorage Daily News)
The most malevolent ideology conceivable would by one holding the human race to be inherently bad and human activities inherently harmful. The full implementation of such an ideology would make fascism, Islam, and even communism seem downright benevolent by comparison. Show More Summary
Scientists are laying the foundation for the extremely controversial topic of building the proposed Pebble Mine just miles away from Bristol Bay, Alaska. When referring to Alaska as the last great frontier, Bristol Bay is what would come to mind. It is 40,000 square miles teaming with caribou, wolves, moose, and, most importantly, salmon.
The folks at Vedavoo make high quality fishing packs right here in the USA. The folks at the Sportsman’s Alliance for Alaska have been battling against the Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay. Now they’ve teamed up – Vedavoo has released a line of limited ‘No Pebble’ packs to help raise funds for the No Pebble campaign. […]
By M.D. Kittle | Watchdog.org Days after the publication of Environmental Protection Agency emails showed EPA officials advocating for a pre-emptive veto of the Pebble Mine project in southwest Alaska, EPA’s Office of Inspector General announced plans to look into the agency’s activities to find out whether it broke any laws or policies. “The Office...
By M.D. Kittle | Watchdog.org Critics of the Environmental Protection Agency long have been, well, critical of the EPA’s public position on Alaska’s Pebble Mine project. The federal agency has claimed for years that native Alaskan tribes have led the campaign for EPA action, including invoking a provision that would pre-emptively kill the proposed multibillion...
Of course they did! It doesn't take a scientific review to determine that it's a bad idea to put a giant open pit copper mine on top of the world's greatest sockeye fishery. The EPA just needs to kill Pebble and shut up Fox News, the...Show More Summary
By M.D. Kittle | Watchdog.org MADISON, Wis. – Just follow the law. That’s what the Pebble Limited Partnership, the investment group behind a proposed multi-billion dollar copper and gold mine in southwest Alaska’s bush country, urges in a pointed letter this week to the Environmental Protection Agency. MINE GAME? Site of the proposed Pebble Mine...
Male sockeye salmon makes his way upstream in Bristol Bay. Republicans want to mine them out of existence. Ballot initiatives regarding the minimum wage, salmon fisheries in Bristol Bay, and pot legalization were originally expected to take place during Alaska's August primaries. Show More Summary
Compared to our meetings in 2011, 2012, and 2013, this year's meeting in London with Rio Tinto's leadership about the proposed Pebble Mine had a very different feel. Earlier in the week, after four years of discussions with NRDC andShow More Summary