Pebble Mine

Mike Mason

The most controversial and talked about issue in the Bristol Bay region for well over a decade has been the proposed Pebble Mine. Many organizations have come out in opposition to the mine including several fishing groups. One of those groups is the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association, which represents the over 18-hundred Bristol Bay driftnet permit holders. KDLG's Mike Mason reports.

The Education Foundation of the Bristol Bay Native Corporation has sold its donated stock in the company that’s seeking to develop the proposed Pebble Mine. Back in early April the major mining company Rio Tinto divested itself of its 19-percent interest in the proposed Pebble Mine.

A recent survey finds that polling numbers remain strong in opposition to the proposed pebble mine in Alaska. KDLG’s Luke Brummer has the story.

Two lower-48 congressmen have introduced a bill that could severely limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s 404 (c) permit authority.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

The State of Alaska is seeking to join the Pebble Limited Partnership in a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

PLP Sues the EPA Over 404-C

May 23, 2014

The Pebble Limited Partnership filed suit Wednesday in Federal Court seeking to halt to the process underway by the EPA to stop development of the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Lodge Owners Disappointed in Senator Murkowski

May 8, 2014
Brian Kraft

Several sportfishing lodge owners and guides ran an ad in the Anchorage Daily News this week expressing disappointment in Alaska’s senior U.S. Senator. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Agency's Office of Investigation says it's responding to congressional requests and hotline complaints alleging a biased process leading to a Pebble veto.

An Interview with Pebble CEO Tom Collier

May 2, 2014

Pebble CEO Tom Collier sat down with KDLG's Dave Bendinger to talk about Pebble's response to the EPA, recent challenges, and the outlook for the future.

(Interview 5.2.14)

Breakdown of interview:

State of Alaska

The State of Alaska has formally responded to the EPA about the use of the 404-C authority to stop development of the proposed Pebble Mine. The deadline was Tuesday and the State of Alaska’s response came in the form of a lengthy letter from Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty. He didn’t mince words.

The Pebble Partnership Responds to the EPA

Apr 30, 2014

The Pebble Limited Partnership has formally responded to the EPA’s decision to initiate a process to stop the issuance of permits for the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

SOS Sponsors Will Appeal Judge's Ruling

Apr 28, 2014

Sponsors say Judge Suddock erred when overturning SOS Inititative, and they hope the Supreme Court will agree.


The Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives recently weighed in on the decision by Rio Tinto to get out of the Pebble Mine project. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Jason Sear

14 sportsman’s and conservation groups have come out in opposition to legislation introduced in Congress that would take away a power currently held by the EPA that the agency intends to use in the Bristol Bay region. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Reaction to Rio Tinto's Divestment Decision

Apr 9, 2014

This week’s announcement that Rio Tinto is giving away its 19-percent stake in Northern Dynasty Minerals is drawing praise from several of opponents of the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.