Pebble Mine

AFS Supports EPA Restrictions on Pebble Mine

September 6, 2022 Mr. Michael S. Regan Administrator Environmental Protection Agency Mail Code 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20460 via Re: Proposed determination to restrict the use of certain waters in Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed as disposal sites for discharge of dredged or fill material in association with mining the Pebble deposit;... Read More

USACE Extends Pebble Mine EIS Scoping Period through June 29

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking input on the appropriate contents of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Pebble Mine project and has extended the deadline to submit comments to June 29, 2018. The objective of the scoping is to identify specific elements of the environment that might be affected by the Pebble... Read More

Pebble Mine: Stakeholder Concerns over Fisheries Impacts Sway EPA

After hearing directly from stakeholders and the people of Alaska, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is suspending its process to withdraw the proposed restrictions on Pebble Mine. This decision would leave the restrictions in place while the agency receives more information on the potential mine’s impact.  In a statement released on January 26, the agency said,... Read More

AFS Objects to EPA’s Withdrawal of Pebble Mine Determination

UPDATE: The Pebble Limited Partnership has filed its permit application with the Corps of Engineers which has determined that it will conduct an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to comply with its NEPA review of the project. The lengthy process requires that a comprehensive “alternatives assessment” be undertaken to consider a broad range of development alternatives... Read More