Elizabeth Harball

Elizabeth Harball is a reporter with Alaska’s Energy Desk, covering Alaska’s oil and gas industry and environmental policy. She is a contributor to the Energy Desk’s Midnight Oil podcast series. Before moving to Alaska in 2016, Harball worked at E&E News in Washington, D.C., where she covered federal and state climate change policy. Originally from Kalispell, Montana, Harball is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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Murkowski wrote that the extension is needed “given the length and complexity” of the corps’ environmental impact statement for the mine proposal. The current comment period ends May 30.


Six Bristol Bay commercial fishermen are suing the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association, which they belong to. They are challenging over $250,000 in contracts it made with groups that advocate against the proposed Pebble Mine.

Wesley Early/ Alaska Public Media

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.