Pebble Mine

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The public comment period for the proposed Pebble Mine’s draft environmental impact statement closed yesterday. It marks the end of the final opportunity for the public to weigh in on the federal permitting process for the mine. 


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Representatives from the Environmental Protection agency came from Washington, D.C. and Seattle to meet with fishermen and community organizations.


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A Superior Court judge Friday dismissed a Pebble-backed lawsuit against a regional seafood development association in Bristol Bay. It’s a legal victory for the association, which was sued by six of its members last month. 

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The Iliamna village corporation has reached a right-of-way agreement with the Pebble Limited Partnership. This would allow Pebble access to lands that could prove critical to the development of the project. The community is 17 miles from where Pebble wants to develop its mine. 


Last month, six commercial fishermen filed a lawsuit against the regional seafood association in Bristol Bay to which they belong. The lawsuit, funded by the Pebble Limited Partnership, challenges more than $250,000 in funds the association had spent on groups that oppose the Pebble Mine. Now, the Dunleavy administration has added its voice to the dispute. 

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the public comment period on its draft environmental review of the proposed Pebble Mine. The final day to submit comments is now July 1.

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Murkowski wrote that the extension is needed “given the length and complexity” of the corps’ environmental impact statement for the mine proposal. The current comment period ends May 30.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continued its series of public hearings on the proposed Pebble Mine and the project’s draft environmental review last week. Nondalton saw mixed testimony, while in Dillingham and Homer, many people spoke to longstanding concerns about the project. 


Six Bristol Bay commercial fishermen are suing the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association, which they belong to. They are challenging over $250,000 in contracts it made with groups that advocate against the proposed Pebble Mine.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is holding a series of public hearings on the proposed Pebble Mine’s draft environmental review. Three were held in communities on Iliamna Lake. That region – and the people who live there – would be among the most immediately impacted by the project.



Public hearings on Pebble's draft EIS underway

Mar 26, 2019

The public can testify at all locations; testifiers will speak based on a first come, first served basis. The next hearing takes place Wednesday in Newhalen.


Pebble CEO Tom Collier gave an update to the state legislature March 25 on the mine's current proposal. It is the first presentation to the state resources committees since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its draft EIS last month. 

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Shortly after he was elected, Gov. Mike Dunleavy nominated Jason Brune to lead the state Department of Environmental Conservation. But because of Brune’s previous work tied to the proposed Pebble Mine, his nomination has drawn controversy.


Critics hold that 90 days is inadequate to review the more than 1,400-page document, which they say excludes certain evaluations of how the mine could impact the environment. Pebble, which sees no egregious gaps, maintains that the comment period is adequate.


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has annouced the schedule for nine public hearings on the proposed Pebble Mine's draft environmental impact statement, which it released Feb. 20. The hearings take place in late March and early April.