Pebble Limited Partnership

Alaska Department of Fish and Game staff

Pebble says it will meet the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deadline for a plan to offset damages to wetlands in the Koktuli River watershed, but the secretly-recorded "Pebble Tapes" have triggered additional scrutiny about the state’s apparent assistance with the plan.

 

U.S Army Corps of Engineers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released its final environmental review for the proposed Pebble Mine. The project’s supporters are calling the report a win, but critics say the study is fundamentally flawed.

Carl Johnson

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to release its final environmental review for the proposed Pebble Mine later this summer.  Last month, the Corps changed which transportation corridor it recommends. The route cuts through land owned by several Bristol Bay entities that refuse to grant Pebble access to their properties. 

KDLG/Isabelle Ross

Offsetting a project’s potential impacts to wetlands usually means restoring or protecting wetlands that serve the same purpose as those being altered or destroyed by development. Pebble is proposing to offset its impacts by repairing sewer systems in three communities near the site.

Bristol Bay Native Corporation/Bessenyey-Van Tuyn

The Pebble Salmon Impact Tool is a 607-page document that compiles state and federal agency comments on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ draft environmental impact statement for Pebble.

Tyler Thompson

The regional corporation weighed in Aug. 31 on the debate around the governor's letter to a potential investor in the proposed project, saying it undermined the regulatory process.

Austin Fast/KDLG

A Superior Court judge Friday dismissed a Pebble-backed lawsuit against a regional seafood development association in Bristol Bay. It’s a legal victory for the association, which was sued by six of its members last month. 

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

The Iliamna village corporation has reached a right-of-way agreement with the Pebble Limited Partnership. This would allow Pebble access to lands that could prove critical to the development of the project. The community is 17 miles from where Pebble wants to develop its mine. 

USACE

Pebble CEO Tom Collier gave an update to the state legislature March 25 on the mine's current proposal. It is the first presentation to the state resources committees since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its draft EIS last month. 

USACE

Critics hold that 90 days is inadequate to review the more than 1,400-page document, which they say excludes certain evaluations of how the mine could impact the environment. Pebble, which sees no egregious gaps, maintains that the comment period is adequate.

Avery Lill/KDLG

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.

Avery Lill/KDLG

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.

 

 

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
KDLG News

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.

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.

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