Pebble Mine

New fisheries group plots strategy

Resources for All Alaskans, a group formed to combat a proposed initiative to ban commercial setnet fishing in certain parts of the state, met in… Continue reading

Rio Tinto to give away Pebble Mine project shares

JUNEAU — A major shareholder of a company behind a contentious Alaska mine project on Monday announced it was giving its shares away to two… Continue reading

EPA action to block Pebble project spotlights unprecedented use of Clean Water Act powers

The Environmental Protection Agency set a potentially unprecedented process in motion when it began work on Feb. 28 to preemptively block Pebble mine as an… Continue reading

Exploration off 38 percent, but producing mines strong

JUNEAU — Mining is good for Alaska’s economy, but while the state’s six producing mines are holding up well, and some even expanding, a sharp… Continue reading

Begich speaks out against Pebble mine

JUNEAU — U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has come out against the proposed Pebble mine, calling the massive gold-and-copper project “the wrong mine in the wrong… Continue reading

EPA report: Large-scale mining could devastate Bristol Bay fish, people

JUNEAU — A government report indicates a large-scale copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region could have devastating effects on the world’s largest… Continue reading

Morris series strangely silent on habitat issues

M orris Communications is the Georgia-based media group that owns the Peninsula Clarion, Homer News, Juneau Empire, Alaska Journal of Commerce and numerous other media… Continue reading

APOC releases latest filings

JUNEAU — The group behind an effort to repeal Alaska’s oil tax law raised about $34,000 during the last three months of 2013. Vote Yes-Repeal… Continue reading

House Bill 77 draws crowds in opposition

The sometimes polarized communities of the Kenai Peninsula came together this week to oppose House Bill 77. During a hearing in Soldotna on Monday, without… Continue reading

House Bill 77 would take away Alaskans’ constitutional rights

I wanted to bounce a few ideas off of you all regarding House Bill 77. Seems to me it is another attempt by the wrecking… Continue reading

Northern Dynasty to press on at Pebble

The Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. CEO says the company is continuing its efforts to develop the giant Pebble minerals project southwest of Anchorage, and is… Continue reading

Salmon streams need protection

Everyone who lives on the Kenai understands that our fisheries don’t just power our economy; they also are an important part of our Alaska heritage.… Continue reading

Study: Pebble mine would boost Alaska’s economy

JUNEAU — A May 2013 report commissioned by the Pebble Limited Partnership indicates that the proposed Pebble mine would have a substantial effect on Alaska’s… Continue reading

Most voters support ban on mining in Bristol Bay, poll says

Nearly 63 percent of voters polled are in favor of a likely 2014 ballot initiative that would prohibit mining in Bristol Bay, according to an… Continue reading

Anglo American withdraws from Pebble project

JUNEAU — One of the partners in a massive and contentious proposed gold and copper mine in Alaska is pulling out, raising questions about the… Continue reading

Salmonstock

The first two families that landed on Ninilchik’s shores in the mid-1800s could never have imagined a gathering like last weekend’s Salmonstock. However, when it… Continue reading

Finishing plan ‘top priority,’ says Pebble official

Developers of a potential large copper and gold mine at the Pebble prospect say they are focused on completing their plan for the project and… Continue reading

Will Parnell think like Hammond?

Thank you for your editorial last week praising Jay Hammond, the maverick Republican who was governor from 1974 to 1982. I agree that creating the… Continue reading

Pebble Mine film opens Thursday at KBC

“We Can’t Eat Gold,” a film about the proposed Pebble mine and its potential impact on Bristol Bay salmon runs and the people of the… Continue reading

Murkowski: Pebble should provide more specifics

JUNEAU — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski called on the companies seeking to develop a massive copper and gold prospect near the headwaters of a premier… Continue reading

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