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Pebble Mine

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

BRISTOL BAY: Watchdog clears EPA of bias in Pebble study

Kevin Bogardus, E&E reporter Published: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 U.S. EPA's internal watchdog has cleared the agency of harboring any bias when conducting its controversial assessment of potential large-scale mining in Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed. The report, approved by EPA Inspector General Arthur Elkins and released today, said the agency went by the book, following the... Read More