epa watershed

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.

House Committee Discusses EPA Watershed Assessment

Aug 2, 2013
House Committe on Science, Space, and Technology

Bristol Bay and the Pebble Project continue to get attention on national and international stages. A BBC documentary program covered the issue and a Senate panel last week discussed the project at length.  On Thursday, a U.S. House Committee brought in a group of mining-associated panelists who tore into the EPA’s Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment.  KDLG's Ben Matheson has the story:

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.