The Pebble Mine permitting process stinks.
By: Everett Thompson, a fifth generation Bristol Bay fisherman, a Bristol Bay Native Corporation shareholder and member of the Naknek Native Village tribe. This year is his 36th consecutive season fishing in Bristol Bay where plans to have his children on deck.
It’s a recurring theme with Pebble Mine these days: Paid Pebble Limited Partnership lobbyist’s being appointed to head environmental protection agencies at both the state and federal levels. From where I sit in Bristol Bay, I’m feeling like the interests of myself and other Alaskans are not going to be accounted for when these former Pebble employees, now government officials, get out their pens to sign off on state and federal permits for Pebble.