iOS app Android app

Bristol Bay

Pebble Mine: Canadian Mining Company Threatens to Stick U.S. Taxpayers with Costs of "Potentially Catastrophic" Mining Scheme

Joel Reynolds | Posted 06.13.2016 | Green
Joel Reynolds

The Pebble Mine should be terminated - once and for all. And when that day comes, when the only thing left of The Pebble Partnership is a mountain of legal bills, don't be surprised if the company's last gasp is an attempt to pass them on to U.S. taxpayers.

From Bad to Worse for the Pebble Mine: Latest Financial News From Its Canadian Owner

Joel Reynolds | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Deterioration continues in the financial condition of Northern Dynasty Minerals ("Northern Dynasty" or "NDM") -- a small Canadian exploration company, and the only remaining investor in the once formidable Pebble Limited Partnership ("Pebble").

Wild, Domestic, Sustainable, Traceable, and Affordable

Sea to Table | Posted 06.12.2016 | Green
Sea to Table

The US exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the ocean is the world's largest, and American fishery management is the world's best. Yet more than 90% of al...

Another Pebble Mine Hearing, But No One Hears Alaska

Everett Thompson | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
 Everett Thompson

Why? Why is a House Science Committee without a single member from Alaska so fixated on something we live and breathe every day, and so oblivious to how strongly we feel as Alaskans?

Canadian Owner of the Pebble Mine Concedes Substantial Doubt About 'Ability to Continue as a Going Concern,' Threatens NAFTA Claim for Damages from US Taxpayers

Joel Reynolds | Posted 04.26.2016 | Green
Joel Reynolds

While the Pebble Mine scheme may appear all but dead, Northern Dynasty's outside lawyers are alive, kicking, and doing very well indeed. As long as there is money to fund their pursuit of frivolous claims, look for this to continue.

Dictionary of Deception in Pursuit of the Pebble Mine: A Translation Guide

Joel Reynolds | Posted 01.26.2016 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Disappointed by the unambiguous rejection of his company's charges of EPA misconduct, Pebble's CEO Tom Collier immediately condemned the investigation he'd requested as "an embarrassing failure" and a "whitewash".

Rio Tinto Finds the Way in Bristol Bay: Dump the Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 01.15.2016 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Canadian exploration company Northern Dynasty Minerals is the only partner remaining in the once formidable Pebble Partnership - the poorly-funded proponent of the reckless scheme to build a massive mine in the headwaters of the world's greatest wild salmon fishery.

Pebble Mine 2015 in Review: 'The Year of Failing Expensively'

Joel Reynolds | Posted 01.04.2016 | Green
Joel Reynolds

The battle to stop the infamous Pebble Mine isn't over, but if you're a shareholder in the embattled project, 2015 was another disappointing year.

The State of Sustainable Seafood 2015

Sea to Table | Posted 12.31.2015 | Green
Sea to Table

Although not moving fast enough, the trend to sustainable seafood is now established and growing. More Americans realize that wild fish is the healthiest protein, and want to know that their grandchildren will enjoy it.

NRDC Responds To Pebble's Cohen Report: "Wrong On The Money, Wrong On The Merits"

Joel Reynolds | Posted 11.04.2015 | Green
Joel Reynolds

In its latest attempt to derail EPA's review of this potentially "catastrophic" project, Pebble paid former Defense Secretary William Cohen, The Cohen Group, and DLA Piper LLP to prepare an "independent" report that, unsurprisingly, confirms that EPA's review should be derailed. Follow the money.

What Would Defense Secretary Cohen Have Done With His "Independent" Pebble Mine Report?

Joel Reynolds | Posted 10.14.2015 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Based on a brief, undefined investigation, Secretary Cohen concluded to no one's surprise that his client has been unfairly treated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in its federal Clean Water Act review of the mining project -- just as his client has argued for years.

Pebble Mine's William Cohen PR Stunt: Follow the Money

Joel Reynolds | Posted 10.07.2015 | Green
Joel Reynolds

In this time of global environmental crisis, it is dismaying to see a former Cabinet official of William Cohen's stature trade on his reputation to validate a review that reads like a press release of the company that hired him -- a company whose reckless mining project poses risks that are, according to EPA, potentially "catastrophic."

The Animas River Spill and the Myth of Mine Safety

Joel Reynolds | Posted 08.19.2015 | Green
Joel Reynolds

This month the industry's biggest lie -- that it can be trusted with our water -- is once again on display as another mining disaster has spilled millions of gallons of toxic mining waste and chemicals into our streams, rivers and lakes.

Dear Pebble Partnership, It's Time to Walk Away From Bristol Bay

Taryn Kiekow | Posted 07.02.2016 | Green
Taryn Kiekow

Just how many reasons does the Pebble Partnership need to stop its disastrous plans to build the Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska? NRDC explored that question in a series of ads in Politico. The ads give the Pebble Partnership several compelling reasons to quit the Pebble Mine, culminating today with a simple request: walk away from Bristol Bay.

Saying Goodbye to Bobby Andrew, Defender of Bristol Bay

Joel Reynolds | Posted 06.23.2016 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Over 70 years old, and he was always willing to make the trip -- whatever the trip, wherever it took him -- to talk, to testify, to tell the terrible story of the uniquely reckless scheme by international mining giants to poison the communities and wild salmon fisheries of Alaska's Bristol Bay with a gigantic copper and gold mine.

Pebble Mine: Down to Lawyers, Lobbyists and Legislators

Taryn Kiekow | Posted 06.28.2015 | Green
Taryn Kiekow

The company hasn't given up on its dreams to build a colossal mine at the headwaters of the world's greatest wild salmon fishery. Last January, with the sale of special warrants to existing investors, it raised about $15 million -- almost half of which came from a hedge fund in the Cayman Islands. Where is the money going? Not to mining but to lawyers and lobbyists.

The Pebble Partnership and the Demeaning of Independence

Joel Reynolds | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Pebble and its Beltway-based CEO announced this week the hiring of two Washington, D.C. consulting firms to "conduct an independent review" of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ("EPA") work on the proposed mine.

Pebble Mine 2014 Year in Review: "And Then There Were Lawyers . . . ."

Joel Reynolds | Posted 03.07.2015 | Green
Joel Reynolds

When someday the story of the Pebble Mine is told, 2014 may be best remembered as the year when all that remained of the once formidable Pebble Partnership was a bunch of lawyers for hire.

More Than the Internet: Net Neutrality Vote Will Determine Whether Americans Are Citizens First or Consumers First

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

When President Teddy Roosevelt preserved the Grand Canyon from exploitation by mining interests, and when President Obama did the same for Bristol Bay in Alaska, what was really at stake is whether we are citizens first, with a heritage to preserve, or just consumers and commercial interests.

'Green News Report' - December 18, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Nothin' but good news for a change! New York issues first permanent ban ...

President Obama Declares Alaska's Bristol Bay Off Limits to Oil and Gas Leasing

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.16.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

President Obama on Tuesday declared Bristol Bay "a beautiful natural wonder" and designated its salmon-rich waters indefinitely off limits for oil and gas leasing.

Kate Sheppard

Obama Bars Oil And Gas Development In Alaska's Bristol Bay

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- President Barack Obama announced new protections on Tuesday for Alaska's Bristol Bay, barring oil and gas development in the region. ...

Judge Orders EPA to Halt All Work on Pebble Mine

Tim Sohn | Posted 02.07.2015 | Green
Tim Sohn

It has been the target of a years-long effort by a consortium of Native groups, commercial fishermen, sport fishermen, conservation groups, and other Bristol Bay stakeholders to halt its development.

The Numbers Continue to Crunch the Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Facts -- for example, numbers -- have never been a friend to the Pebble Mine. Last month added some new numbers to this list, and once again none of them was good news for the Pebble Limited Partnership (or its sole partner, Northern Dynasty Minerals).

Bobby Andrew to EPA: Stop the Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

It's essential that EPA protect Bristol Bay from the Pebble Mine -- a giant gold and copper mine proposed at the headwaters of the world's greatest wild salmon fishery, valued at $1.5 billion annually. The Bristol Bay fishery is -- and, only if protected, will remain -- the economic engine that sustains the region, its communities, and its people.