Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment

A recent survey finds that polling numbers remain strong in opposition to the proposed pebble mine in Alaska. KDLG’s Luke Brummer has the story.

KTOO

A rising star in the Alaska Republican Party took to the editorial pages of the Juneau Empire and the Anchorage Daily News last week regarding 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.

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.

The reactions have been pouring in from last week’s release of the EPA’s Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment and Senator Begich’s decision this week to oppose the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason reports.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Misty Nielsen

Political, business and tribal leaders from the Bristol Bay region welcomed the new EPA Administrator to Dillingham Tuesday. They called on the EPA to step in and stop development of the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Listen to the FULL AUDIO from Tuesday's public meeting:

The new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency is scheduled to visit the Bristol Bay region on Tuesday.

The EPA’s Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment and the idea of utilizing a section of the federal “Clean Water Act” to stop the proposed Pebble Mine came up during a U.S. Senate hearing on Tuesday. KDLG’s Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

Senator Murkowski Asks for Pebble Mine Plan

Jul 19, 2013

The Pebble Partnership said in June that it wants to finalize its mine plan this year and begin long permitting process with state and federal agencies.  They said the same thing 9 years ago in 2004 and repeated it on an almost annual basis leading up to this year.

Senator Lisa Murkowski has stated that she wants the Pebble process to be allowed to play out and avoid any preemptive action by the EPA.

She’s apparently waited long enough and says now that the time has come for a full mine plan and a strict schedule. 

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