Backers of the Pebble mine seem to think that the recent election grants them a green light to proceed with a mine that risks American jobs and Alaska's economy. Reality says otherwise: Opposition to the Pebble mine has never been greater or more widespread. Alaskans and hundreds of thousands of others across the country are united in the fact that the Pebble mine is too risky because it trades lasting American jobs for temporary ones backed by a foreign mining conglomerate.
DILLINGHAM, AK – Tomorrow, Wednesday June 22nd, the House Committee on Natural Resources will hold a hearing at 10:00 am EST examining the National Environmental Policy Act’s (NEPA) role in permitting projects where the proposed Pebble Mine will be discussed. Local residents, tribal leaders, commercial fishermen, and sportsmen are frustrated that a hearing that addresses such a big concern to the region would be held during the height of Bristol Bay’s busy salmon season.
Members of Congress from across the Lower 48 convened Thursday to argue the fate of the Bristol Bay watershed and the proposed Pebble mine project, with some Republican lawmakers framing the Environmental Protection Agency’s actions to block the project as a sign of larger bias and anti-industry environmental aggression in the agency.
Rival factions in the ongoing debate over the Pebble copper and gold mine in southwestern Alaska are gearing up for the latest House hearing on the controversial project.
Sportsman groups ask Presidential candidates to take a position, a US House oversight committee calls foul on EPA IG report, and joint resource committee meeting in Juneau hears from Cohen Group.