ANCHORAGE, AK – This morning, Northern Dynasty Minerals, the company backing the proposed Pebble mine, and potential financial backer, First Quantum Minerals, announced the two were "unable to reach agreement," and have terminated their framework agreement. The announcement means Northern Dynasty is left once again as the sole backer of the mine proposal, with four failed attempts to gain financial partnership. Hunters and anglers, tribes, commercial fishing organizations and concerned Alaskans had repeatedly called for First Quantum Minerals to abandon the partnership agreement since it was announced in December 2017.
A large mining company is backing out of an agreement that would have made it a major funding partner for the embattled Pebble copper and gold prospect, raising questions about the project's future.
ANCHORAGE, AK - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it will open a 30-day public comment period, beginning April 1, to collect input on the scope of its analysis of Pebble Limited Partnership’s mine plan. This is the first formal opportunity for the public to comment on the latest proposed mine plan, which was submitted to the Corps of Engineers last December.
ANCHORAGE, AK – In a surprise move, today the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will suspend the withdraw of the 2014 Clean Water Act Proposed Determination for Southwest Alaska.
ANCHORAGE, AK - This morning, the Army Corps of Engineers released Public Notice stating they've received Pebble's mining permit application.
In response to this news and an initial review of the application by Trout Unlimited, Nelli Williams, director of Trout Unlimited’s Alaska Program, released the following statement: