Pebble Mine

EPA Holds Public Hearing in Dillingham

Aug 15, 2014
Luke Brummer

A public EPA hearing in Dillingham gave a number of responsive advocates the chance to voice their appeals on both sides of the EPA’s proposal to protect waters in Bristol Bay. KDLG’s Luke Brummer has the details.


Public Hearing Latest Step in EPA's 404(c) Process

Aug 15, 2014
Luke Brummer

Thursday’s EPA hearing in Dillingham is the latest part of the ongoing Pebble Mine conflict.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre

A recent dam failure at a Canadian mine has Alaskan organizations worried the same fate could one day affect the Bristol Bay watershed. KDLG’s Luke Brummer has more.


Act that Curbs EPA's 404(c) Authority Advances in House

Jul 21, 2014
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

A measure that would reduce the Environmental Protection Agency’s 404(c) authority advanced through the House Transportation Committee last week.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

Alaska Supreme Court Says Ballot Measure 4 Consitutional

Jul 18, 2014

A legal challenge has failed against a ballot measure that would make it more difficult to approve metallic sulfide mines in the Bristol Bay region.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

Jason Sear

Very early this morning the Environmental Protection Agency released the details of how they plan to protect the Bristol Bay region from a proposed large open-pit copper mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Tribal Group Announces Pebble Lawsuit Intervention

Jul 10, 2014
Courtesy: UTBB Facebook

The United Tribes of Bristol Bay recently announced it would intervene in a lawsuit filed by the Pebble Limited Partnership against the EPA’s use of its Clean Water Act authority in order to stop development of the proposed Pebble Mine. The group of tribes announced the move to help protect the strength of the clean water act. Heather Kendall-Miller is the Senior Staff Attorney for the Native American Rights Fund, which represents the tribal organization.

As lieutenant governor candidate Bob Williams campaigns around Alaska this summer, he stopped in Dillingham Tuesday.  A huge focus during this campaign for Williams is education but he’s also concerned about letting Alaskans being heard.

The Pebble Mine project is a source of controversy in Dillingham because of the potential damage it could cause to th fish stocks.  While most opposition to the mine is quite direct, a fisherman’s association hopes to convey their message through photography.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

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.