Pebble Mine

The Pebble Partnership Responds to the EPA

Apr 30, 2014
EPA

The Pebble Limited Partnership has formally responded to the EPA’s decision to initiate a process to stop the issuance of permits for the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Sponsors say Judge Suddock erred when overturning SOS Inititative, and they hope the Supreme Court will agree.

KTOO

The Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives recently weighed in on the decision by Rio Tinto to get out of the Pebble Mine project. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Jason Sear

14 sportsman’s and conservation groups have come out in opposition to legislation introduced in Congress that would take away a power currently held by the EPA that the agency intends to use in the Bristol Bay region. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Reaction to Rio Tinto's Divestment Decision

Apr 9, 2014

This week’s announcement that Rio Tinto is giving away its 19-percent stake in Northern Dynasty Minerals is drawing praise from several of opponents of the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

BBRSDA

Several groups dedicated to stopping development of the proposed Pebble Mine are criticizing Alaska’s senior U.S. Senator for supporting legislation that would limit a power the EPA is using to stop development of the mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason reports.

Rio Tinto Gives Up on the Pebble Mine

Apr 7, 2014

The effort to develop the massive gold and copper resource in the Bristol Bay region known as the Pebble Deposit took another major hit Monday. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Company makes charitable donation of its 18+million shares to the Alaska Community Foundation and BBNC's Education Foundation.

EPA

The man who has come to be the face of the Pebble Limited Partnership made a presentation Monday in Juneau to the members of the Senate Resources Committee. KDLG’s Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

Joe Manchin

A couple of U.S. Senators have introduced legislation that would limit the ability of the EPA to preemptively veto the issuance of permits under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. If approved it might impact the EPA’s actions in regards to the proposed Pebble Mine.

Darrell Issa

The Oversight and Government Reform Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives has subpoenaed the EPA for documents about the proposed Pebble Mine. The subpoenas were issued by committee chairman Darrell Issa from California.

The initiative supersedes the state's constitutionally-backed natural resources policy, according to Judge John Suddock's ruling Wednesday.

A veterans group plans to saturate the television airwaves of Alaska for the next 7-days with an ad opposing the proposed Pebble Mine. VoteVets.org is spending $100-thousand dollars on the ad buy.

On Thursday U.S. Senator Mark Begich addressed the ongoing economic summit of the Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference in Anchorage. He spoke about the Pebble Mine, a natural gas pipeline, and criticism he received recently from members of the Alaska Legislature. KDLG’s Mike Mason is covering the economic summit and filed this report.

Governor Parnell's office

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell says the EPA is bypassing the established permitting system in Alaska by its decision last week to instigate a 404-C process to stop development of the proposed Pebble Mine. The EPA wants to use authority granted under the Clean Water Act to stop the issuance of dredge and fill permits.

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