Pebble Mine

An appeal over mining permits and its potential effect on Dillingham’s local governing authority was the subject of a resolution passed by the City Council Thursday.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

Act that Curbs EPA's 404(c) Authority Advances in House

Jul 21, 2014
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

A measure that would reduce the Environmental Protection Agency’s 404(c) authority advanced through the House Transportation Committee last week.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

Alaska Supreme Court Says Ballot Measure 4 Consitutional

Jul 18, 2014

A legal challenge has failed against a ballot measure that would make it more difficult to approve metallic sulfide mines in the Bristol Bay region.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

Jason Sear

Very early this morning the Environmental Protection Agency released the details of how they plan to protect the Bristol Bay region from a proposed large open-pit copper mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Tribal Group Announces Pebble Lawsuit Intervention

Jul 10, 2014
Courtesy: UTBB Facebook

The United Tribes of Bristol Bay recently announced it would intervene in a lawsuit filed by the Pebble Limited Partnership against the EPA’s use of its Clean Water Act authority in order to stop development of the proposed Pebble Mine. The group of tribes announced the move to help protect the strength of the clean water act. Heather Kendall-Miller is the Senior Staff Attorney for the Native American Rights Fund, which represents the tribal organization.

Mike Mason

The most controversial and talked about issue in the Bristol Bay region for well over a decade has been the proposed Pebble Mine. Many organizations have come out in opposition to the mine including several fishing groups. One of those groups is the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association, which represents the over 18-hundred Bristol Bay driftnet permit holders. KDLG's Mike Mason reports.

The Education Foundation of the Bristol Bay Native Corporation has sold its donated stock in the company that’s seeking to develop the proposed Pebble Mine. Back in early April the major mining company Rio Tinto divested itself of its 19-percent interest in the proposed Pebble Mine.

A recent survey finds that polling numbers remain strong in opposition to the proposed pebble mine in Alaska. KDLG’s Luke Brummer has the story.

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Two lower-48 congressmen have introduced a bill that could severely limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s 404 (c) permit authority.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

The State of Alaska is seeking to join the Pebble Limited Partnership in a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

PLP Sues the EPA Over 404-C

May 23, 2014

The Pebble Limited Partnership filed suit Wednesday in Federal Court seeking to halt to the process underway by the EPA to stop development of the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Lodge Owners Disappointed in Senator Murkowski

May 8, 2014
Brian Kraft

Several sportfishing lodge owners and guides ran an ad in the Anchorage Daily News this week expressing disappointment in Alaska’s senior U.S. Senator. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Agency's Office of Investigation says it's responding to congressional requests and hotline complaints alleging a biased process leading to a Pebble veto.

KDLG

Pebble CEO Tom Collier sat down with KDLG's Dave Bendinger to talk about Pebble's response to the EPA, recent challenges, and the outlook for the future.

(Interview 5.2.14)

Breakdown of interview:

State of Alaska

The State of Alaska has formally responded to the EPA about the use of the 404-C authority to stop development of the proposed Pebble Mine. The deadline was Tuesday and the State of Alaska’s response came in the form of a lengthy letter from Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty. He didn’t mince words.

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