The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is holding a series of hearings on Pebble's phase-one mine plan. Public participation is critical to continue to show opposition to Pebble Mine and communicate to the Corps of Engineers our concerns about Pebble's Mining proposal.
Hearing dates are as follows. RSVP online and join the discussion on our Facebook page!
- Naknek School, April 9, 3:30 p.m.
- Kokhanok Old School, April 10, 3:30 p.m.
- Homer High School, April 11, 5:00 p.m.
- Newhalen School, April 12, 3:30 p.m.
- New Stuyahok CQ Building, April 13, 1-4:30 p.m.
- Nondalton Community Center, April 16, 3:30 p.m.
- Dillingham Middle School Gym, April 17, 5:00 p.m.
- Igiugig Hangar Building, April 18, 3:30 p.m.
- Anchorage - Dena'ina Center, April 19, 5:00 p.m. (doors open to give testimony to a court reporter at 11:00 a.m.)
For information on the mine plan and help preparing your testimony, click here.
If you cannot attend a hearing, please comment online here:
About the Army Corps of Engineers Scoping process:
In December, Pebble applied for one of the major permits they’ll need to mine in Bristol Bay, the Clean Water Act 404 permit. Filing for that application is huge news because it brings their catastrophic proposal one step closer to becoming a reality.
The December application filing kick-started the federal permitting and environmental review process for Pebble Mine, which is currently looking to develop the first 1.2 billion tons of its nearly 11 billion-ton deposit, and set the stage to turn the Bristol Bay region into an industrial mining district criss-crossed with roads, powerlines, industrial vessels, and air traffic. They currently propose a mine and supporting facilities that will run continuously for 20 years, but this is only phase one.
The Army Corps is accepting input on what they should take into consideration for creating the Environmental Impact Statement, which is the lynchpin in the permitting process. This “scoping” comment period is significant because it's the first time a federal agency has asked us what they should pay attention to as they analyze potential impacts of Pebble’s proposed mine plan.
Please take a moment to tell the Army Corps to complete a full and rigorous scientific review, including comprehensive public input, of all potential impacts of Pebble mine. This includes allowing ALL stakeholders to weigh in on a host of issues that would be impacted by Pebble, including the water quality, fisheries, landscape, businesses, cultures, and airways of the Bristol Bay region, Cook Inlet, and impacted areas of the Kenai Peninsula.