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Pebble Mine

Lucia Graves

Will Hotly Debated Mine Become Alaska's Keystone?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.09.2013 | Green

Kevin McCambly was born and raised in Dillingham, Alaska, just downstream from the proposed Pebble Mine, a massive copper and gold mining project that...

EPA Can Stop the Pebble Mine From Imperiling Bristol Bay's Wild Salmon Run

Frances Beinecke | Posted 03.12.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

You can't recreate untouched tundra, mountain meadows, crystal clear streams, and animals that have never encountered toxic waste. We don't have many of these wild places left. We should preserve the ones we do.

It's Time to Stop the Pebble Mine

Robert Redford | Posted 03.10.2013 | Green
Robert Redford

A long-awaited study by the Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed that the Pebble Mine -- along with its estimated 10 billion tons of mining waste -- would spell disaster for Bristol Bay, its legendary salmon runs, its pristine environment and its people.

Pebble Mine: 2012 Was a Very Bad Year for the Mining Companies

Joel Reynolds | Posted 03.05.2013 | Green
Joel Reynolds

All in all, it was another tough year for the Pebble Mine. And, in the coming year, look for more of the same. Bristol Bay is no place for large-scale mining, and the Pebble Mine will eventually be stopped. It's only a matter of time.

Salmon or Gold: Ballot Initiative Will Give Alaskans Chance to Weigh In on Pebble Mine

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Opponents of the Pebble Project believe Alaskans should get a chance to choose which resource the state prizes most from Bristol Bay -- gold or wild s...

EPA Has 'No Timetable' For Completing Alaska Mining Report

AP | Posted 02.19.2013 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has no timetable for completing its review of the impacts of large-scale m...

'Green News Report' - November 20, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.20.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. Welcome ...

'Boom, Bust, Boom': We Need the Pebble Mine Like the Plague

Joel Reynolds | Posted 12.29.2012 | Green
Joel Reynolds

If Mr. Norquist would learn a little more about the global copper industry, he might understand that, not only is the Pebble Mine unnecessary, it is precisely what we don't need -- for renewable energy or any other of copper's countless uses today.

Anglo American, It's Time to Dump Pebble Mine

Taryn Kiekow | Posted 10.02.2012 | Green
Taryn Kiekow

Pebble Mine is a risk that Anglo American can no longer afford to take. If Anglo American is looking to cut expenses, this is the perfect project to drop. Because local opposition -- and the risks associated with it -- are only increasing.

Independence or Co-Dependence: The Keystone Center and the Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 11.27.2012 | Green
Joel Reynolds

While it claims independence, Keystone has to concede that its client and financial benefactor is the very partnership that wants to build the Pebble Mine and claims already to have spent over half a billion dollars pursuing it.

No Surprises in Pebble's 'Expert' Testimony Against EPA

Joel Reynolds | Posted 10.23.2012 | Green
Joel Reynolds

EPA should move forward promptly, upon completion of the peer-review process, to protect the Bristol Bay watershed, its communities, and the irreplaceable wild salmon fishery that sustains them.

EPA Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment Generates Widespread Applause, Intensifies Opposition to Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 09.25.2012 | Green
Joel Reynolds

As EPA's scientific review found, the Pebble Mine would devastate the region -- its wild salmon fishery, its people, its communities, and its economy.

The Time to Toss Pebble Mine is Now. Really.

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 09.18.2012 | Green
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

Here in Alaska, the proposed Pebble Mine project is not a partisan issue, but it is very political. We have a lot at stake. And right now, we can actually help to influence how this all turns out.

Take Local Opposition National By Saying No to Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 09.17.2012 | Green
Joel Reynolds

In May, the EPA released an assessment of the potential impacts of large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska. The results are sobering: the mine would generate 10 billion tons of toxic waste and eliminate thousands of acres of wetlands.

Pebble Mine: A Bad Investment

Joel Reynolds | Posted 07.29.2012 | Green
Joel Reynolds

The Pebble Mine makes no sense environmentally, economically, culturally, or legally, and it ought to be abandoned.

EPA: Proposed Alaska Mine Could Degrade Waterways, Impact Fish

AP | BECKY BOHRER | Posted 07.18.2012 | Green

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The possible failure of a dam holding waste from a large-scale mine near the headwaters of one of the world's premier salmon f...

What's In the Name 'Environmentalist'?

Joel Reynolds | Posted 07.09.2012 | Green
Joel Reynolds

I care less about what people call themselves than which side they're on. In fact, I spend much of my time these days working with people in Alaska who don't consider themselves environmentalists -- and have no aspirations to be.

Nearly 1 Million Petitions Against Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Joel Reynolds

The interests of all concerned -- the region's residents, the people of Alaska, the people of the United States and the world, the wildlife of Bristol Bay, and even the mining companies themselves -- dictate that it must be abandoned.

Pebble Mine: No Means No!

Joel Reynolds | Posted 06.03.2012 | Green
Joel Reynolds

The Pebble Mine is a reckless project, overwhelmingly opposed by the people who live there -- and one that the world cannot afford.

So Will That Be the Wild or Patented Salmon?

Peter Hanlon | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green
Peter Hanlon

It looks like 2012 will be the year of two salmons: one a genetically altered "Frankenfish" currently under review by the FDA, and the other an inhabitant of one of the world's last great wild salmon runs.

Mr. President: Keep Wild Salmon on Our Plates!

Chris Wood | Posted 04.17.2012 | Green
Chris Wood

Bristol Bay demonstrates that some places should be left free of industrial development because their natural resource values, and the benefits they provide to people, outstrip short-term development values.

Southwest Alaska Residents Approve Initiative Barring Large-Scale Mining That Threatens Salmon

Joel Reynolds | Posted 12.21.2011 | Green
Joel Reynolds

In the Lake and Peninsula Borough, the residents have approved a prohibition against large-scale resource extraction that would destroy or degrade salmon habitat. In a historic result against enormous odds, the Save Our Salmon initiative has prevailed.

PHOTOS: A Threatened Landscape In Southwest Alaska

Posted 12.20.2011 | Green

From Robert Glenn Ketchum: Southwest Alaska and Bristol Bay comprise a relative undisturbed habitat that supports the most productive wild salmon f...

We're for Local Control (Except, of Course, When We Are Not)

Carl Pope | Posted 12.19.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

If it was a good day for salmon in Bristol Bay, the signs were mixed elsewhere.

Alaska Voters Say No To Gold, Copper Mine

AP | BECKY BOHRER | Posted 12.18.2011 | Green

JUNEAU, Alaska — The group promoting a massive gold-and-copper prospect near Alaska's Bristol Bay said Tuesday they plan to press on with their ...