Pebble Mine

Jason Sear

14 sportsman’s and conservation groups have come out in opposition to legislation introduced in Congress that would take away a power currently held by the EPA that the agency intends to use in the Bristol Bay region. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Reaction to Rio Tinto's Divestment Decision

Apr 9, 2014

This week’s announcement that Rio Tinto is giving away its 19-percent stake in Northern Dynasty Minerals is drawing praise from several of opponents of the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

BBRSDA

Several groups dedicated to stopping development of the proposed Pebble Mine are criticizing Alaska’s senior U.S. Senator for supporting legislation that would limit a power the EPA is using to stop development of the mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason reports.

KDLG Evening Newscast for Monday April 7, 2014

Apr 7, 2014

This newscast includes a story about Rio Tinto's decision to divest itself from Northern Dynasty Minerals and a story about efforts to create more tribal courts in Alaska.  The newscast also includes a report about the uptick in Bristol Bay driftnet permit values.

Rio Tinto Gives Up on the Pebble Mine

Apr 7, 2014

The effort to develop the massive gold and copper resource in the Bristol Bay region known as the Pebble Deposit took another major hit Monday. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

KDLG Evening Newscast for Tuesday April 1, 2014

Apr 1, 2014

This newscast includes a story about a proposed increase to education funding in Alaska, a preview of the sockeye season in the Nushagak District and a story about the Pebble Limited Partnership presentation Monday to lawmakers in Juneau.

EPA

The man who has come to be the face of the Pebble Limited Partnership made a presentation Monday in Juneau to the members of the Senate Resources Committee. KDLG’s Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

Joe Manchin

A couple of U.S. Senators have introduced legislation that would limit the ability of the EPA to preemptively veto the issuance of permits under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. If approved it might impact the EPA’s actions in regards to the proposed Pebble Mine.

Darrell Issa

The Oversight and Government Reform Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives has subpoenaed the EPA for documents about the proposed Pebble Mine. The subpoenas were issued by committee chairman Darrell Issa from California.

A veterans group plans to saturate the television airwaves of Alaska for the next 7-days with an ad opposing the proposed Pebble Mine. VoteVets.org is spending $100-thousand dollars on the ad buy.

On Thursday U.S. Senator Mark Begich addressed the ongoing economic summit of the Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference in Anchorage. He spoke about the Pebble Mine, a natural gas pipeline, and criticism he received recently from members of the Alaska Legislature. KDLG’s Mike Mason is covering the economic summit and filed this report.

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.

KDLG Newscast from Friday February 28

Mar 1, 2014

The KDLG local newscast for Friday, February 28 included breaking news stories about the EPA's decision to pursue a 404-C designation for the proposed Pebble Mine.    The newscast also featured reaction to the decision.

Outrage and Praise for the EPA over 404-C

Mar 1, 2014

Friday’s surprise announcement by the EPA to seek a 404-C designation for the proposed Pebble Mine has drawn praise and outrage. KDLG’s Mike Mason has more.

Misty Nielsen

A process got started on Friday that could lead the EPA to rule that the proposed Pebble Mine poses too big a risk to the natural environment to be allowed. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

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