Pebble Mine

EPA region 10 head called to testify in House Science, Space, and Technology's ongoing look into agency work in Bristol Bay.

Credit Misty Nielsen

House oversight committee calling Region 10 Administrator Dennis McLerran to testify on agency efforts surrounding Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment and 404(c) determination.

Retired EPA ecologist Phil North speaks out

Apr 4, 2016
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility

Phil North flew to Washington, D.C., last month for deposition in a Pebble lawsuit against EPA, and will stick around for a Congressional inquiry later this month. He spoke with KDLG Friday.

Pebble CEO Collier on importance of North's deposition

Apr 4, 2016

Retired EPA ecologist Phil North, who had been hard to find since 2013, arrived in Washington, D.C. to answer questions about his role in EPA efforts to protect Bristol Bay watershed from large-scale copper sulfide mining. Pebble CEO Tom Collier offers thoughts on why that may matter.

Pebble news updates

Mar 11, 2016

Sportsman groups ask Presidential candidates to take a position, a US House oversight committee calls foul on EPA IG report, and joint resource committee meeting in Juneau hears from Cohen Group. 

Dean Swope / KYUK

At meetings over the next two months, the US Army Corps of Engineers will hear from the public about Donlin's EIS, as that massive gold mine projects inches towards permitting.

Dave Bendinger

EPA Office of Inspector General's 16-month study of "obtainable records"  finds staff  followed agency guidelines in crafting Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment, proposed CWA 404c determination. 

Pebble withdraws subpoenas in lawsuit against EPA

Nov 24, 2015

Some opponents of the proposed Pebble Mine are off the hook when it comes to turning over email and other communications produced as part of their efforts to oppose the Pebble Mine.

Tom Collier addressed the annual Alaska Resources Conference last week in Anchorage.

Holland says the Pebble Partnership requests for communications between EPA and individuals, groups opposed to mine can come from agency easier than the third parties.

Former EPA staffer still missing

Nov 13, 2015

A former EPA staffer who is believed to have played an integral role in the agency's work to prevent a major mine from being developed in Bristol Bay still can't be found.

US Congress

Findings of the Cohen Report, and a growing paper trail of EPA documents and emails, were the subject of a Thursday committee hearing in Washington, D.C.

US House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, D.C:  A U.S. House Committee chairman has announced a hearing to examine whether the EPA unfairly blocked the Pebble Mine in Southwest Alaska with a so-called “pre-emptive veto,” before the mine has even applied for permits.

Two views on the Cohen Group report

Oct 9, 2015

Gen. Joseph Ralston of the Cohen Group and NRDC's Joel Reynolds offer perspective on the findings from a study on EPA/Pebble released this week.

Cohen Group calls EPA fairness into question

Oct 6, 2015
Jason Sear KDLG

In Pebble-funded study, former Defense Secretary William Cohen say agency should've allowed Pebble to enter standard NEPA permitting process.