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EPA Moves To Block Massive Alaskan Gold And Copper Mine

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday that it is beginning a process that could block a massive proposed gold mine in A...

Anglo American Dumps the Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2013 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Yesterday Anglo American, a 50 percent partner in the Pebble Limited Partnership, announced that it is withdrawing from Pebble Mine, a giant gold and copper mine proposed at the headwaters of Bristol Bay, Alaska.

Bristol Bay: NRDC's Reynolds Discusses EPA's Watershed Assessment

Joel Reynolds | Posted 09.07.2013 | Green
Joel Reynolds

EPA just concluded a 60-day public comment period, and the vast majority of people asked EPA to protect Bristol Bay from Pebble Mine. NRDC members and activists alone sent over 267,000 petitions to the agency.

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.

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.

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...

'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.

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.

Proposed Alaskan Mine Could Wreak Havoc On Bristol Bay Salmon

Menuism | Posted 09.19.2012 | Home
Menuism

To date, Alaskan salmon fisheries have been among the best managed fisheries in the world; however, a proposed pebble mine in Bristol Bay could wreak havoc on this valuable fishery.

Science in Defense of a National Treasure: EPA Releases Its Scientific Assessment of Large-Scale Mining

Joel Reynolds | Posted 07.21.2012 | Green
Joel Reynolds

After 15 months of study, the agency released in draft form for public comment an extensive scientific assessment of the Bristol Bay watershed undertaken to determine the potential impacts of large-scale mining.

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.

Pebble Mine: The Region Says No -- Again

Joel Reynolds | Posted 01.28.2012 | Green
Joel Reynolds

All of these poll results -- together with last month's approval in the Lake and Peninsula Borough of the "Save Our Salmon" initiative -- are the latest evidence that the Pebble Mine is a failure in the making.

Why Wild Salmon Is Worth the Fight(video)

Nicole Betancourt | Posted 09.20.2011 | Home
Nicole Betancourt

Next year, developers plan to apply for permits for the construction of America's largest open-pit copper and gold mine, in the heart of Alaska's most valuable salmon runs. It's not too late for us to stop them if we act now.

As Companies Gather for Shareholder Meetings, Opposition to Bristol Bay Mine Mounts

Robert Redford | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
Robert Redford

I'm not against mining. I am against putting mega-mines where they don't belong.

A Strategic Seafood Reserve?

Paul Greenberg | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green
Paul Greenberg

The dire threat fisheries face from the proposed Pebble Mine project could potentially wreak havoc on the greatest known salmon spawning grounds left on earth -- Bristol Bay.

PHOTOS: Alaska's Hidden Beauty

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Can you put a pricetag on nature? Perhaps $350 billion? National Geographic's book "Hidden Alaska: Bristol Bay and Beyond," photographed by Michael ...

Big Stakes at Pebble Mine: NRDC Launches Bristol Bay BioGem Campaign

Taryn Kiekow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Taryn Kiekow

Although the foreign mining partnership claims that it will "respect all of Alaska's natural resources," the stakes are too great to roll the dice.