The developer of the proposed Pebble gold and copper mine and the federal agency seeking to block it are asking a federal judge to halt their court battle over the project until March.
As the end of the year nears, Bristol Bay communities are waiting for a final decision on the Pebble Partnership's request to continue its exploration work near Lake Iliamna.
It has lost most of its major backers and suffered a significant defeat at the ballot box, but the Pebble Partnership’s dream of a titanic mine in the Bristol Bay watershed is not dead.
Contrary to popular belief, the proposed Pebble Mine is not dead. In fact, the Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) has spent years quietly hiring high-paid lawyers and lobbyists to lay the ground work in Washington, D.C. to overturn and undo the work of my community and thousands of Alaskans to protect Bristol Bay from this dangerous mine.