Pebble Mine

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.

It’s official… Northern Dynasty Minerals is now the lone partner in the Pebble Limited Partnership that was created several years ago to develop the Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Agency blames October's government shutdown for creating delays; says final version of the study will be out "the first part of next year."

Leaders in five denominations sent a letter to McCarthy Wednesday, asking that the final version of the BBWA be published "before the end of the year."

The final version of the EPA’a “Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment” will likely be released in the next couple of months. One part of the assessment looks at the importance of salmon in the culture and everyday life of the native people of Bristol Bay. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

The CEO of Northern Dynasty Minerals used a presentation last month in Anchorage to discuss the departure of Anglo American from the partnership formed to develop the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

The CEO of the Pebble Limited Partnership provided an update on the Pebble Mine project during last week’s Resource Development Council conference in Anchorage.

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3 organizations that have come out in opposition to the proposed Pebble Mine have formed a new group to lobby for permanent protections for the natural resources of the Bristol Bay region. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Congressional Hearing Focuses on the Pebble Mine

Oct 11, 2013
Trout Unlimited

On Thursday the proposed Pebble Mine and the EPA’s “Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment” were front and center during a committee hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives. KDLG’s Mike Mason listened in and filed this report, which is the second in a 2-part series.

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Many of the recent policy and enforcement efforts of the Environmental Protection Agency came under fire Thursday during an oversight hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives. Much of the hearing was focused on the EPA’s “Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment”. KDLG’s Mike Mason listened in and filed this report, which is part 1 of a 2 part series.

Last month’s announcement that Anglo American was withdrawing from the Pebble Limited Partnership has resulted in an unknown number of workers being laid off. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

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