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Pebble Mine Bristol Bay

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pebble Mine: Taking the Battle to the Board Rooms

Joel Reynolds | Posted 06.24.2012 | Green
Joel Reynolds

NRDC is committed to do all that it can, for as long as it takes, to ensure that the voices of the residents of Bristol Bay are heard around the world and that their determination to say "no" to the Pebble Mine isn't ignored by Anglo American and its partners.

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.

Election Day in Bristol Bay: Lake and Pen Borough Residents Vote on Salmon Protection Initiative

Joel Reynolds | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Tuesday October 4, 2011 -- was a big day in southwest Alaska. It marked the conclusion of voting on the Save Our Salmon ("SOS") initiative being considered by the residents of the Lake and Peninsula Borough, where the massive Pebble Mine is proposed to be built.

It's Salmon vs. Gold In Alaska Mine Debate

AP | By BECKY BOHRER | Posted 12.02.2011 | Green

JUNEAU, Alaska -- The battle over a copper and gold mine near one of the world's premier salmon fisheries is headed to the ballot in a vote next week ...