Pebble Mine

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In a major development, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Pebble Mine on Wednesday.

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Thomas Collier, the CEO of the Pebble Partnership joined Sheila Newman of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and former state senator and longtime Pebble opponent Rick Halford for a panel discussion on the proposed mine in Bristol Bay.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers confirmed that the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Pebble Mine is now expected in mid-February rather than January 2019, as previously estimated.

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Officially, Governor Mike Dunleavy is not taking a position on the mine. But the new governor is already making moves that have encouraged the mine’s backers and worried its opponents.

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The Alaska Peninsula Corp. announced Monday that it has signed a land agreement with the Pebble Limited Partnership, paving the way for a transportation corridor through APC lands. But this is just one of a slew of permissions Pebble Limited Partnership needs to acquire in order to build a mine in the Iliamna Lake region.

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Last month, three hikers travelled 50 miles along the Pebble Mine’s proposed transportation corridor, from Amakdedori beach on the west side of Cook Inlet to Iliamna Lake.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its final scoping report August 31 for the proposed Pebble Mine’s environmental impact statement.

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The first batch of scoping comments on Pebble Mine from what the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is calling “cooperating agencies” are now public.

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On Friday, Governor Walker’s office asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to suspend the Environmental Impact Statement process for the proposed Pebble Mine.

 

 

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The U.S. Army Corps' Environmental Impact Statement scoping period for the proposed Pebble Mine ends today. Here's a look at some recent updates to the permit application.

Maria Cantwell asked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to hold public meetings in the state of Washington about the Pebble Project and to further extend the 90-day scoping period for the proposed mine's environmental impact statement.

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Northern Dynasty Minerals and First Quantum Minerals failed to reach an agreement on First Quantum buying into Pebble. That leaves Northern Dynasty as the sole owner of the Pebble Limited Partnership.

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First Quantum Minerals and Northern Dynasty Minerals now have until May 31 to finalize the terms on which First Quantum could buy into the Pebble Limited Partnership.

 

The Department of Natural Resources renewed Pebble's Miscellaneous Land Use Permit for one year, authorizing the partnership to begin geotechnical drilling. On the same day it renewed Pebble's permit, DNR also announced that it will revive the Bristol Bay Advisory Group, a group of regional stakeholders who provide input on land use and management.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a public scoping meeting about the proposed Pebble Mine in Dillingham Tuesday, the seventh such meeting in two weeks.

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