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The Numbers Continue to Crunch the Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 10.10.2014 | 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 09.15.2014 | 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.

Bristol Bay to EPA: Stop the Pebble Mine Now

Joel Reynolds | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Meet Holly Wysocki, a Bristol Bay native, a life-long subsistence and commercial fisher, and a long-time opponent of the Pebble Mine. Born and still living in the town of Dillingham on the shores of Bristol Bay, Holly's life and that of her family revolve around the wild salmon fishery and depend on its protection -- literally.

Kate Sheppard

Alaskans Sound Off To EPA On Proposed Pebble Mine Restrictions

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

DILLINGHAM, Alaska -- Most Dillingham residents say they don't have a problem with mines. They just have a problem with a massive mine in their backya...

VIDEO: Pebble Mine and the Death Star Mine at Mount Polley

Joel Reynolds | Posted 10.18.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

In the wake of the devastating Mt. Polley Mine disaster, and even as the latest tests confirmed elevated levels of toxic copper and lead in aquatic life, a predictable progression is already underway.

Now Showing: Pebble Mine's Disastrous Future at BC's Mount Polley Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 10.07.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Shame on anyone who would still believe the empty, self-serving, impossible promises of the Pebble Partnership and Northern Dynasty Minerals that they would never do to Alaska what Imperial Metals has done to British Columbia.

EPA Takes the Next Critical Step Toward Protecting Wild Salmon and Stopping the Massive Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Last Friday, the U.S. EPA formally proposed limitations that would block the massive, ill-conceived Pebble Mine projectThis action by EPA is a critical step toward protecting Bristol Bay's salmon from the inevitable devastation that a large-scale mine would cause.

Pebble Mine: Delivering Congratulations, Not Petitions, to Rio Tinto

Joel Reynolds | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

We've gone each year to fight the Pebble Mine -- a 21st century example of what the mining industry will do if given free reign, based on promises of safety, sustainability, and technological innovation that can't be kept and must not be believed.

Rio Tinto Backs out of Pebble Mine Project

Tim Sohn | Posted 06.09.2014 | Green
Tim Sohn

This leaves Canadian mining company Northern Dynasty without a partner for development of the mine, a process it cannot afford to undertake on its own.

World Water Day: Reflections From Our National Parks

Theresa Pierno | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green
Theresa Pierno

Across the country, our Great Waters, which are recognized for their national significance, provide drinking water for millions, support critical jobs...

EPA Moves to Block Pebble Mine

Tim Sohn | Posted 05.05.2014 | Green
Tim Sohn

It's become the most politically-charged resource debate in Alaska, pitting a mine worth potentially hundreds of billions of dollars against a salmon run that forms the backbone of a the region's pristine ecosystem and supports its robust commercial and sport fishing economy.

Kate Sheppard

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...

EPA Makes the Right Move for Bristol Bay, Starts 404(c) Process on Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took the first regulatory step toward securing a healthy future for Bristol Bay. Photograph © 2014 ...

Unprecedented Coalition in Washington, D.C. Next Week Urging EPA to Protect Bristol Bay, Alaska

Joel Reynolds | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

EPA has the opportunity to protect both a unique natural resource and an economic powerhouse. It has the scientific basis, legal authority, and moral responsibility to protect Bristol Bay. And that's exactly what this diverse coalition of Alaska Natives, subsistence, commercial and sports fishermen, lodge owners, faith leaders and environmental groups will tell EPA next week.

CA Controller and NYC Comptroller Stand Firm Against Pebble Mine, Again Urge Rio Tinto to Divest to Protect Major Pension Fund Investors

Taryn Kiekow | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Taryn Kiekow

The California State Controller and New York City Comptroller's offices refused to back down from their request that mining giant Rio Tinto divest fro...

Begich Jumps Ship: Pebble Is 'Wrong Mine, Wrong Place, Too Big'

Tim Sohn | Posted 03.29.2014 | Green
Tim Sohn

Last week, the EPA released the final draft of its Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment, concluding that a large-scale mine in Bristol Bay would represent an unacceptable risk to the region's salmon-based ecosystem. It seems to have goaded Sen. Mark Begich into coming out against the mine.

EPA: Pebble Mine Would Threaten Bristol Bay Salmon

Tim Sohn | Posted 03.19.2014 | Green
Tim Sohn

The EPA released the final draft of its Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment this week. Its conclusion: Large scale mining development in Southwest Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed poses a substantial risk to the region's ecosystem and its legendary salmon run.

Pebble Mine's 2013 Year End Review: 'One Foot in the Grave?'

Joel Reynolds | Posted 03.08.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Coming off a disappointing 2012, the Pebble Limited Partnership and its uniquely reckless project hit the rocks repeatedly in 2013.

More Bad News for the Pebble Mine: Rio Tinto Announces It May Divest

Joel Reynolds | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Today, in yet another sign that the massive Pebble Mine is doomed, the London-based mining giant Rio Tinto publicly announced that it is considering "divestment" from the uniquely reckless project, proposed for the headwaters of the most productive wild salmon fishery in the world.

As Anglo Exits, Future Murky for Pebble Mine

Tim Sohn | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green
Tim Sohn

Whatever happens next, it seems certain that Pebble's stated goal of releasing a mine plan later this year and applying for mine permits late this year or early next is in serious jeopardy, with Northern Dynasty hobbled, cash-constrained, and getting pummeled in the markets.

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.

What Is Your Favorite Meal? A Reflection on Flavor, Salmon, and a Way of Life

Joshua Lewin | Posted 09.21.2013 | Taste
Joshua Lewin

I love salmon: fresh, cured, smoked, salted and buried. And I love the memories that return each time I prepare it.

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.

Searching for Grizzly Bears? Follow the Salmon

Anne Z. Cooke | Posted 08.19.2013 | Travel
Anne Z. Cooke

The trick is to find out where the bears go to eat, and follow them. And where do they go every summer and have for centuries? To the rivers, brooks and creeks where their primary diet, the salmon, are swimming upstream.

Salmon or Gold?

Sea to Table | Posted 07.21.2013 | Taste
Sea to Table

Fisherman Christopher Nicolson is gearing up for salmon season. Each summer he makes the long trek to Alaska with his family, from Brooklyn to Brist...