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.
Many praised the EPA's work, while also calling on the agency to issue a veto of the Pebble Mine based on the study's findings. Others said the study is still flawed, and think the EPA's role is unwarranted.
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.
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.
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.