Pebble Mine

Who cares about the Pebble mine?

I am an environmental activist who opposes open-pit mining in the Illiamna region of Bristol Bay. I write caustic letters to the editor and I… Continue reading

Tell legislators: Protect Alaska’s fishing industry

A  great untold story of Alaska’s economic success is our vibrant fishing industry, including commercial and sport fishing. If we manage these renewable resources well,… Continue reading

Alaska Senate passes permitting proposal

JUNEAU — The state could move toward taking responsibility for dredge-and-fill permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under a bill passed by the… Continue reading

Begich, EPA trying to do right thing

Sen. Mark Begich deserves a lot of credit for his recent comments on the EPA study of the proposed Pebble Mine. The two Homer residents… Continue reading

Begich’s comments appreciated

I want to thank the Homer News for publishing the excellent piece from Brett Veerhusen and Will Bishop about Sen. Begich's comments on Pebble Mine… Continue reading

Alaska House passes Parnell’s permitting bill

JUNEAU -- The Alaska House has passed a measure critics say could hurt public participation in state permitting decisions. The 23-14 vote Monday followed debate… Continue reading

Parnell bill to streamline permitting moves through Legislature

JUNEAU -- Gov. Sean Parnell's bill to streamline state permitting procedures is moving rapidly through legislative committees in Juneau.This is the second year Parnell has… Continue reading

Begich’s comments show willingness to be voice of reason on Pebble project

We were pleased to see Sen. Mark Begich's comments about the EPA's watershed assessment for Bristol Bay during his recent visit to Homer. While many… Continue reading

KPC anthropologists research Dena’ina, Yup’ik perspective on mining’s impact on Bristol Bay

Two Kenai Peninsula College anthropology professors concluded that a degradation of the water in Bristol Bay could have devestating nutritional, cultural and religious impacts on… Continue reading

Q & A with candidates for House District 30 incumbent Paul Seaton, challenger Liz Diament

Editor’s Note: When Alaskans go to the polls Tuesday, not only will they be voting for president of the United States and Alaska’s representative in… Continue reading

Candidate Comments – Liz Diament

My name is Liz Diament and I am running for State House. The upcoming legislative session will make a difference in the future of the… Continue reading

Researchers leave Pebble mine review

    JUNEAU — One researcher has withdrawn and another has been excused from participation in the upcoming review of studies released by the group… Continue reading

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