Pebble Mine

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is holding a series of public hearings on the proposed Pebble Mine’s draft environmental review. Three were held in communities on Iliamna Lake. That region – and the people who live there – would be among the most immediately impacted by the project.

 

 

Public hearings on Pebble's draft EIS underway

Mar 26, 2019
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The public can testify at all locations; testifiers will speak based on a first come, first served basis. The next hearing takes place Wednesday in Newhalen.

Courtesy of aklegislature.tv

Shortly after he was elected, Gov. Mike Dunleavy nominated Jason Brune to lead the state Department of Environmental Conservation. But because of Brune’s previous work tied to the proposed Pebble Mine, his nomination has drawn controversy.

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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.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has annouced the schedule for nine public hearings on the proposed Pebble Mine's draft environmental impact statement, which it released Feb. 20. The hearings take place in late March and early April. 

Jason Sear/KDLG

In a major development, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Pebble Mine on Wednesday.

Yes for Salmon hearing to be held in Dillingham

Sep 12, 2018
Avery Lill/KDLG

The public is invited to provide testimony in Dillingham on a ballot measure that aims to toughen salmon habitat protection in the state permitting process. The hearing will be September 29.

Jayme Dittmar

Last month, three hikers travelled 50 miles along the Pebble Mine’s proposed transportation corridor, from Amakdedori beach on the west side of Cook Inlet to Iliamna Lake.

Avery Lill/KDLG

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its final scoping report August 31 for the proposed Pebble Mine’s environmental impact statement.

Avery Lill/KDLG

The first batch of scoping comments on Pebble Mine from what the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is calling “cooperating agencies” are now public.

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.

 

 

Avery Lill/KDLG

The U.S. Army Corps' Environmental Impact Statement scoping period for the proposed Pebble Mine ends today. Here's a look at some recent updates to the permit application.

David Lienemann/Office of the Governor

Governor Walker's office is reaching out to local Alaska radio stations. KDLG's Izzy Ross talked with the governor about a few issues affecting Bristol Bay. 

Dillingham's Heidi Kritz wins Brower Youth Award

Oct 19, 2016

Dillingham youth wins award for environmental leadership presented by the Earth Island Institute

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. 

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