Pebble Mine

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.


Several groups dedicated to stopping development of the proposed Pebble Mine are criticizing Alaska’s senior U.S. Senator for supporting legislation that would limit a power the EPA is using to stop development of the mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason reports.

Rio Tinto Gives Up on the Pebble Mine

Apr 7, 2014

The effort to develop the massive gold and copper resource in the Bristol Bay region known as the Pebble Deposit took another major hit Monday. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Rio Tinto Divests of Northern Dynasty, Donates Shares

Apr 7, 2014

Company makes charitable donation of its 18+million shares to the Alaska Community Foundation and BBNC's Education Foundation.


The man who has come to be the face of the Pebble Limited Partnership made a presentation Monday in Juneau to the members of the Senate Resources Committee. KDLG’s Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

Joe Manchin

A couple of U.S. Senators have introduced legislation that would limit the ability of the EPA to preemptively veto the issuance of permits under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. If approved it might impact the EPA’s actions in regards to the proposed Pebble Mine.

Darrell Issa

The Oversight and Government Reform Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives has subpoenaed the EPA for documents about the proposed Pebble Mine. The subpoenas were issued by committee chairman Darrell Issa from California.

The initiative supersedes the state's constitutionally-backed natural resources policy, according to Judge John Suddock's ruling Wednesday.

A veterans group plans to saturate the television airwaves of Alaska for the next 7-days with an ad opposing the proposed Pebble Mine. is spending $100-thousand dollars on the ad buy.

On Thursday U.S. Senator Mark Begich addressed the ongoing economic summit of the Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference in Anchorage. He spoke about the Pebble Mine, a natural gas pipeline, and criticism he received recently from members of the Alaska Legislature. KDLG’s Mike Mason is covering the economic summit and filed this report.

Governor Parnell's office

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell says the EPA is bypassing the established permitting system in Alaska by its decision last week to instigate a 404-C process to stop development of the proposed Pebble Mine. The EPA wants to use authority granted under the Clean Water Act to stop the issuance of dredge and fill permits.

Outrage and Praise for the EPA over 404-C

Mar 1, 2014

Friday’s surprise announcement by the EPA to seek a 404-C designation for the proposed Pebble Mine has drawn praise and outrage. KDLG’s Mike Mason has more.

PEBBLE: EPA 404 Process "Unprecendented, Premature"

Feb 28, 2014

Partnership seeking to develop the Pebble deposit said the EPA has turned a "prescribed, science based" evaluation on its head.

Misty Nielsen

A process got started on Friday that could lead the EPA to rule that the proposed Pebble Mine poses too big a risk to the natural environment to be allowed. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.