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2011-10-18 14:42:00

Vote Confirms Local Opposition to Pebble Mine ANCHORAGE, Ala., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Canvass Board of the Lake and Peninsula Borough confirmed the passage of the Save Our Salmon (SOS) Initiative. The votes cast on October 4 were counted yesterday in King Salmon and the initiative was approved by a majority of local residents. The initiative will amend the borough's development permitting code to prevent the advancement of any large-scale resource extraction activity,...

2011-10-18 01:15:00

State of Alaska: "If enacted, the initiative would be preempted by state law" VANCOUVER, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - By a narrow 280 - 246 (53 - 47%) margin, voters in Southwest Alaska's Lake & Peninsula Borough have supported a ballot measure that, if upheld by the courts, would restrict future development that affects more than one square mile of land within the 31,000 square mile borough. The Pebble Limited Partnership (the "Pebble Partnership" or "PLP") and the State of...

2011-10-04 11:47:00

State of Alaska and Pebble Limited Partnership prevail in latest case of anti-development litigation VANCOUVER, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Alaska Superior Court Judge Eric Aarseth has ruled in favour of the State of Alaska and the Pebble Limited Partnership (the "Pebble Partnership" or "PLP") in a case brought by anti-Pebble activists who charged that the state's system for permitting mineral exploration activity is unconstitutional, and that PLP's exploration program has caused...

2011-08-17 10:30:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The first poll of commercial fisherman in Alaska's Bristol Bay region found that an overwhelming majority - 85 percent - oppose the controversial Pebble Mine proposal. Moreover, a near unanimous 96 percent believe the headwaters of Bristol Bay should be protected for future generations. The poll, conducted by nonpartisan firm Craciun Research, surveyed 350 or over 10% of commercial fishing permit holders who live in Alaska and outside the...

2011-04-12 09:23:00

Trillium and Calvert-Led Investor Coalition Asks EPA for Clean Water Act (CWA) Review for Pebble Copper and Gold Mine, Sited for the Headwaters of the Bristol Bay Fishery Reserve BOSTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 30 investor organizations representing over $170 billion in assets are urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to initiate a review process under the Clean Water Act to evaluate the mine waste impacts of the proposed Pebble Mine on Alaska's...

2011-03-29 16:14:00

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chefs, restaurateurs and food lovers from across the country called on the federal Environmental Protection Agency to use its authority to protect Bristol Bay, Alaska's wild salmon fishery from the dangers of the proposed Pebble Mine. Nearly 200 people - including Chefs Tom Colicchio, Alice Waters, Mark Bittman, Barton Seaver and Nora Pouillon - sent a letter on Tuesday to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, urging her to use the agency's authority...

2011-02-24 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A united coalition of fishing, hunting and sporting organizations from nearly every U.S. state joined together on Thursday to ask the federal Environmental Protection Agency to use its authority to protect Bristol Bay, Alaska from the dangers of the proposed Pebble Mine. More than 360 organizations, ranging from fly fishing groups to big game hunters, signed a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, urging her to use the agency's authority...

2011-02-23 16:23:00

Wardrop completes independent Preliminary Assessment report based on concept, pre-feasibility and feasibility-level study programs completed by Pebble Partnership and Northern Dynasty Preliminary Assessment describes and assigns potential economic value to three mine development cases comprising 25, 45 and 78 years of open pit mining and a nominal processing rate of 200,000 tons per day For the Pebble Project,...

2011-02-07 15:48:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Natives, the commercial fishing industry and sportsmen applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's announcement today to conduct a scientific assessment of the Bristol Bay watershed. "Today's announcement from the EPA is a great first step toward protecting Bristol Bay from the dangers of Pebble Mine," said Tim Bristol, Director of Trout Unlimited's Alaska Program. "We are pleased the EPA is doing the right thing by starting...

2010-11-22 09:39:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- All eyes are on Alaska this month as "Sarah Palin's Alaska" debuts to high ratings on TLC. Viewers were wowed by breathtaking images of the arctic wonderland, but behind the scenery, there's a darker reality facing the Last Frontier. National Geographic's December issue, which is now available online, delves into the brewing controversy surrounding a potential mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay, and has sparked international concern over what...