Pebble Mine

Alex Hager/KDLG

The announcement is the latest development in a policy flip-flop between presidential administrations that spans years. If finalized this time, it would provide long-term protections to the Bristol Bay waters. 

Dunleavy appeals permit denial for the proposed Pebble Mine

Jan 8, 2021
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The state’s Department of Law will file an administrative appeal with the federal government, according to a media release.

Jason Sear/KDLG

The lawsuit holds that the company did not disclose to its investors that the proposed mine was contrary to Clean Water Act guidelines, and that it artificially inflated its stock prices by sharing misleading information.

Izzy Ross/KDLG

Pebble Mine has been stopped, likely for good. The debate around the mine has consumed Bristol Bay for more than a decade. Now the people who live here are coming to terms with the news.

Courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game

A new documentary provides a brief look at how the mine would operate in Cook Inlet — and conservationists in the region are raising concerns about adding yet another stressor to a disappearing whale population.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game staff

Pebble says it will meet the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deadline for a plan to offset damages to wetlands in the Koktuli River watershed, but the secretly-recorded "Pebble Tapes" have triggered additional scrutiny about the state’s apparent assistance with the plan.

 

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Northern Dynasty says Collier resigned because of his comments about Alaska’s elected leaders and federal regulators in Alaska. The calls were secretly recorded by an environmental group who had hired men to pose as potential investors. 

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says in a letter to the Pebble Limited Partnership that the company has to provide a new mitigation plan to receive a federal permit.

 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the final environmental review of the proposed Pebble Mine at the end of a big year for Bristol Bay sockeye. Some scientists say the health of the sockeye run depends on genetic diversity, and that one piece of that diversity would be especially vulnerable if the mine is built.  

Carl Johnson

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to release its final environmental review for the proposed Pebble Mine later this summer.  Last month, the Corps changed which transportation corridor it recommends. The route cuts through land owned by several Bristol Bay entities that refuse to grant Pebble access to their properties. 

KDLG/Isabelle Ross

Offsetting a project’s potential impacts to wetlands usually means restoring or protecting wetlands that serve the same purpose as those being altered or destroyed by development. Pebble is proposing to offset its impacts by repairing sewer systems in three communities near the site.

Tyler Thompson

The regional corporation weighed in Aug. 31 on the debate around the governor's letter to a potential investor in the proposed project, saying it undermined the regulatory process.

Google Finance

The company responsible for Pebble Mine saw a 60% surge in share price on the heels of the EPA's update.

 

Jason Ching / University of Washington

The EPA's 100-page comment on the Pebble Mine draft EIS cited a study focusing on the growth and development of young salmon in the Bristol Bay watershed.

 

 

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