Pebble Mine

Pebble CEO Collier on importance of North's deposition

Apr 4, 2016

Retired EPA ecologist Phil North, who had been hard to find since 2013, arrived in Washington, D.C. to answer questions about his role in EPA efforts to protect Bristol Bay watershed from large-scale copper sulfide mining. Pebble CEO Tom Collier offers thoughts on why that may matter.

Pebble news updates

Mar 11, 2016

Sportsman groups ask Presidential candidates to take a position, a US House oversight committee calls foul on EPA IG report, and joint resource committee meeting in Juneau hears from Cohen Group. 

Dean Swope / KYUK

At meetings over the next two months, the US Army Corps of Engineers will hear from the public about Donlin's EIS, as that massive gold mine projects inches towards permitting.

Dave Bendinger

EPA Office of Inspector General's 16-month study of "obtainable records"  finds staff  followed agency guidelines in crafting Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment, proposed CWA 404c determination. 

Pebble withdraws subpoenas in lawsuit against EPA

Nov 24, 2015

Some opponents of the proposed Pebble Mine are off the hook when it comes to turning over email and other communications produced as part of their efforts to oppose the Pebble Mine.

Tom Collier addressed the annual Alaska Resources Conference last week in Anchorage.

Holland says the Pebble Partnership requests for communications between EPA and individuals, groups opposed to mine can come from agency easier than the third parties.

Former EPA staffer still missing

Nov 13, 2015

A former EPA staffer who is believed to have played an integral role in the agency's work to prevent a major mine from being developed in Bristol Bay still can't be found.

US Congress

Findings of the Cohen Report, and a growing paper trail of EPA documents and emails, were the subject of a Thursday committee hearing in Washington, D.C.

US House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, D.C:  A U.S. House Committee chairman has announced a hearing to examine whether the EPA unfairly blocked the Pebble Mine in Southwest Alaska with a so-called “pre-emptive veto,” before the mine has even applied for permits.

Two views on the Cohen Group report

Oct 9, 2015

Gen. Joseph Ralston of the Cohen Group and NRDC's Joel Reynolds offer perspective on the findings from a study on EPA/Pebble released this week.

Cohen Group calls EPA fairness into question

Oct 6, 2015
Jason Sear KDLG

In Pebble-funded study, former Defense Secretary William Cohen say agency should've allowed Pebble to enter standard NEPA permitting process. 

Phillip North has been ordered to appear in Anchorage in November. The EPA says North's emails were destroyed, and he left the country after retiring.

Pebble asks for subpoena of former EPA employee

Aug 18, 2015

The Pebble Partnership has asked a federal judge to subpoena a former EPA employee in the lawsuit over the EPA's path to a proposed Clean Water Act designation in Bristol Bay.

Jason Sear

Northern attempting to raise $15 million through investments to fund legal, policy fights while seeking out new partner.