Pebble Mine

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
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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.

Northern Dynasty Minerals CEO Answers Questions

Sep 17, 2013

Northern Dynasty Minerals held a conference call with reporters and investors Monday shortly after learning that their partner in the Pebble Mine project was pulling funding and support for the project. KDLG’s Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

The future of the proposed Pebble Mine is in doubt due to the news that one of the major partners in the project is pulling out. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

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The proposed Pebble Mine could make a significant contribution to the Alaska economy according to a leading economist. Scott Goldsmith is a Professor of Economics with the University of Alaska’s Institute of Social and Economic Research. Recently he outlined details of Alaska’s economy for a special publication distributed by the First National Bank of Alaska. 

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Several tribal leaders from Bristol Bay have responded to allegations made by former Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski related to the EPA’s “Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment”. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Northern Dynasty Minerals, which is one half of the Pebble Limited Partnership, has a new member of its board of directors. Ken Pickering is an engineer with 40-years of experience in the mining industry.

The Partnership looking at developing a massive gold and copper resource north of Lake Iliamna is planning to release a mine plan later this year in advance of formally entering into the state and federal permitting process. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

BBNC Clarifies its Position on the Pebble Mine

Aug 29, 2013

The President and CEO of the Bristol Bay Native Corporation has clarified the Corporations position regarding the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

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The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency made a visit to the Bristol Bay region on Tuesday to learn more about the issue of large-scale mining. Gina McCarthy started her day in Dillingham but spent the afternoon in Iliamna, which is near the site of the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason reports.

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