Pebble Mine

KDLG Newscast from Friday February 28

Mar 1, 2014

The KDLG local newscast for Friday, February 28 included breaking news stories about the EPA's decision to pursue a 404-C designation for the proposed Pebble Mine.    The newscast also featured reaction to the decision.

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.

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.

Misty Neilsen

The Environmental Protection Agency is starting a formal process to look at using its authority under the Clean Water Act to stop development of the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

The chief financial officers for the city of New York and the state of California are continuing to call for major mining company Rio Tinto to divest itself from Northern Dynasty. Both New York City and California hold substantial amounts of Rio Tinto stock, and as shareholders they're trying to promote responsible investments, which they say the Pebble Mine is not.  

KDLG’s Dave Bendinger has more:

Audio Transcript

A handful of stakeholders in the fight against development of the proposed Pebble Mine are in Washington D.C. this week meeting with members of Congress and officials with the Obama Administration. KDLG’s Mike Mason has this update on the visit.

Northern Dynasty Minerals

A member of the Northern Dynasty Minerals Board of Directors has resigned. Stephen Scott is the General Manager with Rio Tinto’s copper division and he was appointed to the Northern Dynasty Minerals Board in 2007.

Several members of the coalition that has come together to oppose development of the proposed Pebble Mine will be in Washington D.C. next week to take their message to members of Congress and the administration of President Barak Obama. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Nunamta Aleukestai

3 Democrats in the Alaska Senate introduced legislation Wednesday that seeks to protect the rights of those who sue the state about issues in the public interest. As KDLG’s Mike Mason explains, the proposed Pebble Mine is at the heart of the proposed legislation.


A rising star in the Alaska Republican Party took to the editorial pages of the Juneau Empire and the Anchorage Daily News last week regarding the proposed Pebble Mine. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Several members of the Alaska Legislature sent a letter of support earlier this month to the head of the company looking at developing the controversial Pebble Mine in the Bristol Bay region. The letter was signed by 8 lawmakers including the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House.


Well over 300 scientists, researchers, and university professors from across the country are praising the EPA for the work done to put together the “Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment”. They are also calling for protections for the Bristol Bay region from the harmful effects of large-scale mining. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Shakeup Atop the Pebble Limited Partnership

Feb 3, 2014

There has been a major change in leadership at the Pebble Limited Partnership. John Shively has been the Partnership’s CEO since 2008 but he’s stepping aside to take over as the Chairman of the Partnership’s Board of Directors.

Alaska lawmakers from both sides of the isle are reacting to last week’s release of the EPA’s Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.


The proposed Pebble Mine is drawing more and more opposition nearly every day. On Wednesday 2 groups began airing anti-Pebble Mine television ads. KDLG’s Mike Mason explains.