Tag: Pebble Mine

EPA considers more permanent protection for Bristol Bay by resuming Pebble ‘veto’ process

EPA administrator says “the most productive salmon fishery in North America" is at stake.
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In the wake of Pebble Tapes, scrutiny for state involvement in wetlands mitigation plan

Pebble says it will meet the deadline for a plan to offset damages to wetlands in the Koktuli River watershed, but the "Pebble Tapes" have triggered additional scrutiny about the state’s apparent assistance with the plan.
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Trump tweets about the Pebble Mine in response to Fox News ad

The developers of the proposed Pebble Mine aired an ad on Fox News last night, and it seems to have hit home with one viewer in the White House.

Corps says Pebble Mine would degrade aquatic environment; Pebble CEO says he can mitigate that

The Corps of Engineers hasn't killed Pebble. It's just imposed conditions that may be impossible to meet.
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No block: Pebble Mine says it’s still on track with federal permits

The Corps of Engineers has issued a letter outlining what the Pebble Mine has to do to mitigate stream damage. It does not block the mine, as mine opponents wanted.

In showdown with Army Corps of Engineers over Pebble Mine, EPA blinks

The U.S. EPA has backed down from a confrontation with the Army Corps of Engineers over the proposed Pebble Mine

Foes of Pebble Mine lose a round in court

The case is about the EPA's so-called “pre-emptive veto” of the Pebble Mine. A judge ruled the EPA has the authority to withdraw it.

Behind the scenes, Pebble leaned on Dunleavy, pleading for its survival

Publicly, Pebble CEO Tom Collier radiates confidence about his company. His emails to the governor's office tell a different story.
Two activists hold anti-Pebble Mine posters in a back row of the Wendy Williamson Auditorium during an EPA public comment meeting on the Draft Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment.

Corps won’t require more fieldwork for final Pebble mine report

Other agencies have said the Corps of Engineer's environment review of the Pebble project lacks critical information. The Corps says it will delay its final report for three months to write more thorough answers.

Pebble foes ‘appalled’ Dunleavy sent a letter the mining company wrote for him

Dunleavy spokesman Jeff Turner said it's common practice for an administration to request "briefing materials" about particular projects.
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Pebble’s owner reports growing deficit and doubts about its future. Again.

A spokesman says Pebble remains confident. The parent company says it's lost $40 million so far this year, and has a deficit over $400 million.

At Pacific Marine Expo, Pebble worries dominate discussion

Over 500 vendors exhibited at the 2019 Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle in late November — the place to be for commercial fishermen, processors and small businesses.

A new tool puts proposed Pebble Mine critiques all in one place

There is a new tool aimed at making critiques of the Pebble Project’s draft environmental review more accessible.

‘You’re not listening to the science’: Pebble Mine fight aired at US House hearing

For Alaskans opposed to the Pebble Mine, a hearing in the U.S. House Wednesday was an opportunity to raise the issue on a national stage, and to ask Congress to stop the proposed gold and copper mine upstream from Bristol Bay.

Pebble pays more than $1M to hire well-connected DC lobbyists

Pebble Limited Partnership has spent a fortune to hire some of Washington's most influential insiders as lobbyists. The mine's opponents are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars, too.

Environmental group wants SEC to investigate Pebble Mine developer for insider trading

An environmental group is warning federal regulators about a series of stock trades and communication centered around the company attempting to develop the Pebble Mine.
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A second set of Pebble Mine opponents to sue the EPA

A coalition of groups that oppose the Pebble Mine has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It’s the second such lawsuit...

Pebble opponents sue Trump administration over EPA reversal

They are challenging EPA’s decision this summer to throw out what some saw as a “preemptive veto” of the proposed copper and gold mine, claiming the agency did not properly justify the decision.

BBNC says Dunleavy support for Pebble ‘inappropriate’

Gov. Mike Dunleavy sent a letter to Wheaton Precious Metals Corporation, a potential investor with the proposed Pebble Mine — executives with Bristol Bay Native Corporation call it "inappropriate."

Alaska lawmakers, Native group join dispute over Pebble mine

The Anchorage Daily News reported Monday that Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy wrote a July letter supporting investment in the Pebble Mine by Wheaton Precious Metals.