404 (C)

EPA's 404 C Public Comment Period is Closed

Sep 22, 2014

Over 160-thousand official public comments have been received by the EPA regarding their proposed restrictions on the controversial Pebble Mine. However, it’s expected that once the numbers are tallied hundreds of thousands of comments, both pro-and-con, will be submitted. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

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.

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.

    

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.

rahall.house.gov

Two lower-48 congressmen have introduced a bill that could severely limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s 404 (c) permit authority.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

Lodge Owners Disappointed in Senator Murkowski

May 8, 2014
Brian Kraft

Several sportfishing lodge owners and guides ran an ad in the Anchorage Daily News this week expressing disappointment in Alaska’s senior U.S. Senator. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

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.

Misty Neilsen

The Environmental Protection Agency is starting a formal process to look at using its authority under the Clean Water Act to stop development of the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

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.

AIFMA

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.

Jason Sear

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.

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.

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