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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.

Proposed Alaskan Mine Could Wreak Havoc On Bristol Bay Salmon

Menuism | Posted 09.19.2012 | Food
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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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...

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 ...

Senator Asks EPA To Protect Bristol Bay

AP | By MARY PEMBERTON | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell said Monday she would oppose a proposed huge copper and gold mine near Alaska's Bristol Bay if stu...

One Pebble, Epic Ripples: Why You Need to Help Save Bristol Bay

Ashley Koff | Posted 10.31.2011 | Green
Ashley Koff

It is an all too familiar story: a foreign corporation seeks to extract nonrenewable resources in a pristine, productive ecosystem.

Robert Glenn Ketchum, Our Generation's Ansel Adams

Joel Reynolds | Posted 10.03.2011 | Green
Joel Reynolds

While Robert Glenn Ketchum's name recognition can be debated, his impact on the world cannot. According to American Photo Magazine, he is "the most influential photographer you've never heard of."

Why Wild Salmon Is Worth the Fight(video)

Nicole Betancourt | Posted 09.20.2011 | Food
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.

Pebble Mine -- Self Destruction (VIDEO)

Joel Reynolds | Posted 09.05.2011 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Born and still living in the town of Dillingham on the shores of Bristol Bay, Holly's life revolves around the wild salmon fishery and she depends on its protection -- literally. Holly's view of the Pebble Mine? "Self-destruction."

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.

Remembrances of Fish Lost

Paul Greenberg | Posted 05.30.2011 | Green
Paul Greenberg

Bristol Bay's salmon are worth more than $200 million a year to our nation. At what point will humans finally do the math and come to realize that "the overall benefits" of a region include salmon?

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 ...

Pebble Mine Boycott: Zale Among Major Jewelers Opposed To Alaska Mine

AP | MARY PEMBERTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The nation's second-largest jewelry retailer on Tuesday joined the opposition to a gold and copper mine being developed in s...

Pebble Mine: Foreign Mining Companies' Scheme Would Poison America's Paradise

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

The British mining giant Anglo American is scheming to construct one of the world's largest copper and gold mines, the Pebble Mine, in the watershed above Alaska's pristine Bristol Bay.

Jason Linkins

Obama Announces Drilling Policy In Front Of Toyota Prius Of Fighter Planes

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President Barack Obama, despite having previously supported a moratorium on offshore oil drilling during the 2008 presidential campaign, has announced...