Pebble Mine

Mike Mason

The men who make up the unity ticket trying to unseat Alaska’s incumbent Governor outlined their position on the proposed Pebble Mine during a campaign stop in Dillingham this week. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

The EPA’s proposed restrictions on development of the Pebble Mine in the Bristol Bay region are currently open for public comment. However, the deadline to comment is this Friday. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

The deadline is coming up next week to comment on the EPA’s proposal to put in place protections in Bristol Bay from the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Veteran's Group Airs Anti-Sullivan Ad

Aug 28, 2014

A veteran’s advocacy group has purchased a television ad criticizing Alaska’s Republican Senate candidate for his stance on Pebble Mine.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

Ballot Measure Aims to Protect Local Salmon Population

Aug 27, 2014
Alaska Department of Fish and Game

A new ballot measure is set to be voted on in the November state election, and if approved, would put restrictions on mining in Bristol Bay.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

Alaska Natives Have Strong Presence at EPA Hearing

Aug 18, 2014
Luke Brummer

Thursday’s EPA hearing featured a strong presence by local native associations and tribes, both for and against 404(c) regulations that would close off Bristol Bay to large-scale mining.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

EPA Holds Public Hearing in Dillingham

Aug 15, 2014
Luke Brummer

A public EPA hearing in Dillingham gave a number of responsive advocates the chance to voice their appeals on both sides of the EPA’s proposal to protect waters in Bristol Bay. KDLG’s Luke Brummer has the details.

    

Public Hearing Latest Step in EPA's 404(c) Process

Aug 15, 2014
Luke Brummer

Thursday’s EPA hearing in Dillingham is the latest part of the ongoing Pebble Mine conflict.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre

A recent dam failure at a Canadian mine has Alaskan organizations worried the same fate could one day affect the Bristol Bay watershed. KDLG’s Luke Brummer has more.

 

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.

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