Pebble Mine

Northern Dynasty Minerals CEO Answers Questions

Sep 17, 2013

Northern Dynasty Minerals held a conference call with reporters and investors Monday shortly after learning that their partner in the Pebble Mine project was pulling funding and support for the project. KDLG’s Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

The future of the proposed Pebble Mine is in doubt due to the news that one of the major partners in the project is pulling out. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

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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.

Northern Dynasty Minerals, which is one half of the Pebble Limited Partnership, has a new member of its board of directors. Ken Pickering is an engineer with 40-years of experience in the mining industry.

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.

BBNC Clarifies its Position on the Pebble Mine

Aug 29, 2013

The President and CEO of the Bristol Bay Native Corporation has clarified the Corporations position regarding the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

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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.

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Sponsors of a ballot initiative to require legislative approval of large metal sulfide mining projects say they have enough signatures.  Upon approval from the state, the question would go to voters in next year’s primary election. If passed, the initiative would put the proposed Pebble Mine under scrutiny from Alaska’s elected officials.  KDLG’s Ben Matheson has the story:

The oversight committee in the U.S. House of Representatives is launching a probe into whether the idea of preemptively using section 404-C of the Clean Water Act to stop development of the Pebble Mine actually originated within the Environmental Protection Agency. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

House Committee Discusses EPA Watershed Assessment

Aug 2, 2013
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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:

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SPECIAL PROGRAMMING ANNOUNCEMENT:

We invite you to tune into KDLG this Friday, August 2nd at 4:30pm - following the Bristol Bay Fisheries Report - for a special, one time broadcast of the BBC's HARDtalk.

This episode of HARDtalk deals directly with the Pebble Mine issue and features interviews with John Shively and many local Bristol Bay residents.

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.

Alaska's Senators Ask for Pebble Mine Plan

Jul 23, 2013
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Alaska’s congressional delegation has been cautious about supporting the EPA’s Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment.  That document in part will guide the agency’s decision making about whether it allows the development of the proposed Pebble Mine.  Both of Alaska’s senators are calling for the Pebble Limited Partnership to be more forthcoming about their future plans. 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. 

The EPA collected more than a half million comments in the second round about its Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment comment period. Opponents of the Pebble Mine claim that nearly 70 percept of the commenters support the assessment and are urging the EPA to stop the mine. KDLG’s Ben Matheson has more:

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