Pebble Mine


Kim Williams, long the executive director of one of Pebble's staunchest opponents, let go after Nunamta's board said she signed on to an advisory role with Pebble. Williams and Pebble yet to confirm. "My opinion on the project has not changed," Williams said.


Quaterra Resources signed a lease agreement with Chuchuna Minerals, a partnership between Alaska Earth Sciences and the Kijik Corp., to jumpstart some exploration at the copper and gold prospect west of Nondalton.


DNR took in 2000+ comments from the public, many asking for more oversight of Pebble's operations on the state mining claims northwest of Iliamna. Having put up the new $2 million guaranty requirement, company has permit in place for rest of 2017.

Nunamta Aulukestai

On Friday, Ekwok Natives Limited's board of directors voted to cease its affiliation with Nunamta Aulukestai by a 4 to 1 vote. 

US Congress

Eddie Bernice Johnson, a Texas Democrat, penned strong rebuttal to chairman Lamar Smith's request that EPA rescind preemptive Pebble veto.

Gavel to Gavel / 360 North

Rep. Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) extended the invite to hear about UTBB's allegations that Pebble has left a mess behind during exploration work.

House Science to EPA: drop Pebble Mine veto

Feb 22, 2017
US Congress

In a letter to the new EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) said agency work to block Pebble "unprecedented" and based on "questionable" science. Called on Pruitt to rescind 2014 Clean Water Act restrictions.


NDM says Kerrisdale Capital report based on "unfounded" claims, contains "numerous errors and unsupported speculation." NAK shares were driven down to $2.26 at close of trading Friday.

Kerrisdale Capital

Kerrisdale Capital report takes aim at Northern Dynasty, whose stock skyrocketed after Trump election. Investor says stock is "worthless," noting physical, political challenges of developing Pebble Mine.

State delays renewal of Pebble land use permit

Dec 28, 2016
State of Alaska DNR

Citing high number of public comments to log and review, DNR has extended the current permit by three months but delayed deciding on full two year renewal.


The Pebble Limited Partnership is asking the state to renew the land use permit for its mineral claims northwest of Iliamna. Pebble says it has no immediate plans for further exploration or ground-disturbing activities, but will continue to operate under “care and maintenance” status. Some are questioning just how good of care Pebble is taking at the site.

Pebble, EPA on the Hill in two hearings this week

Jun 22, 2016
Pebble Limited Partnership

Pebble CEO Tom Collier and Nunamta Aulukestai’s Kim Williams will speak at House committee on NEPA’s role in permitting process.

EPA region 10 head called to testify in House Science, Space, and Technology's ongoing look into agency work in Bristol Bay.

Credit Misty Nielsen

House oversight committee calling Region 10 Administrator Dennis McLerran to testify on agency efforts surrounding Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment and 404(c) determination.

Retired EPA ecologist Phil North speaks out

Apr 4, 2016
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility

Phil North flew to Washington, D.C., last month for deposition in a Pebble lawsuit against EPA, and will stick around for a Congressional inquiry later this month. He spoke with KDLG Friday.