Pebble Mine

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.

Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell from Washington State is scheduled to participate in a rally Thursday afternoon in Seattle in support of the EPA stepping in and stopping development of the proposed Pebble Mine. The “Rally for Bristol Bay” will be held Thursday afternoon at 12:30 at the Fishermen’s Terminal in Seattle.

U.S. Senator Mark Begich may be in an election year but he’s not shying away from taking positions on controversial issues. On Monday the Senator came out in opposition to the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason explains.

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.

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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.

A member of the Alaska Legislature is taking the CEO of Northern Dynasty Minerals to task for comments made about the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Earlier this month the Alaska Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that pits several well-known Alaskans against the State of Alaska. At the heart of the case is the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

A proposed project to monitor streams, creeks and rivers in the Lime Hills region of Bristol Bay was outlined in detail last month during the Southwest Alaska Salmon Science Workshop. KDLG’s Mike Mason was there and filed this report.

Alaska’s Lieutenant Governor has certified the “Bristol Bay Forever” initiative petition, which means it will be placed in front of voters in August of next year. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

It’s official… Northern Dynasty Minerals is now the lone partner in the Pebble Limited Partnership that was created several years ago to develop the Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

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.

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