Pebble Mine

EPA

Well over 300 scientists, researchers, and university professors from across the country are praising the EPA for the work done to put together the “Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment”. They are also calling for protections for the Bristol Bay region from the harmful effects of large-scale mining. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Shakeup Atop the Pebble Limited Partnership

Feb 3, 2014
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There has been a major change in leadership at the Pebble Limited Partnership. John Shively has been the Partnership’s CEO since 2008 but he’s stepping aside to take over as the Chairman of the Partnership’s Board of Directors.

Alaska lawmakers from both sides of the isle are reacting to last week’s release of the EPA’s Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

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Some even braved an icy plunge into the bay to send a message to the EPA that "now is the time to act" to protect Bristol Bay from mines like Pebble.

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The proposed Pebble Mine is drawing more and more opposition nearly every day. On Wednesday 2 groups began airing anti-Pebble Mine television ads. KDLG’s Mike Mason explains.

Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell from Washington State is scheduled to participate in a rally Thursday afternoon in Seattle in support of the EPA stepping in and stopping development of the proposed Pebble Mine. The “Rally for Bristol Bay” will be held Thursday afternoon at 12:30 at the Fishermen’s Terminal in Seattle.

U.S. Senator Mark Begich may be in an election year but he’s not shying away from taking positions on controversial issues. On Monday the Senator came out in opposition to the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason explains.

Senator Mark Begich's office

Alaska’s Junior U.S. Senator has come out in opposition to the proposed Pebble Mine. Senator Mark Begich released a statement Monday noting that years of scientific study has proven the proposed Pebble Mine cannot be developed safely in the Bristol Bay Watershed.

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A couple of groups that represent large numbers of Bristol Bay commercial fishermen are praising the findings in the new Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Many praised the EPA's work, while also calling on the agency to issue a veto of the Pebble Mine based on the study's findings. Others said the study is still flawed, and think the EPA's role is unwarranted.

The EPA has released the final version of the document they will use to make future regulatory decisions about whether or not to allow large scale mining to go forward in the Bristol Bay Region.

The EPA's Region 10 office published the final assessment online Wednesday, but the agency declined to issue any regulatory decisions at this time.

A member of the Alaska Legislature is taking the CEO of Northern Dynasty Minerals to task for comments made about the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Earlier this month the Alaska Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that pits several well-known Alaskans against the State of Alaska. At the heart of the case is the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

Alaska’s Lieutenant Governor has certified the “Bristol Bay Forever” initiative petition, which means it will be placed in front of voters in August of next year. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

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