ANCHORAGE, AK – Yesterday, U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Committee chairman Lamar Smith of Texas sent a letter to new Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Scott Pruitt, asking for popular protections proposed by the Agency for Bristol Bay, Alaska to be rescinded. Hunters, anglers and business owners from Alaska to Texas are frustrated with the move.
Yesterday, a private investment management firm out of New York released a report about Pebble's sole investor, Northern Dynasty Minerals. The report called Northern Dynasty's claims "worthless" and the project, "not commercially viable."
Northern Dynasty’s long-planned gold and copper mine, located inside a key salmon spawning habitat, is less a secret fortune-maker and more an elaborate pump-and-dump stock scheme, investment analysts from Kerrisdale Capital said Tuesday.
Kerrisdale believes Northern Dynasty’s former partners concluded that the Pebble project had a negative present value – an assessment that Northern Dynasty has spent years trying to conceal from public.
I hope the next generation can have security in knowing we protected this priceless resource, and are able to fish the same waters my family has for more that 60 years. Alaskans don't want the Pebble mine.
Fishermen and fish processors have rarely, if ever, been labeled environmentalists. We are, however, conservationists. We believe in sustainable exploitation of natural resources. We are pro-business and pro-progress but not at the expense of our critical habitat.
ANCHORAGE, AK – As Pebble Limited Partnership applied for new permits with the State early this month, an engineering consulting firm hired by Bristol Bay lodges, HMS Consulting, has estimated it could cost more than $2 million to clean up and reclaim Pebble’s storage facilities on State-owned land, assuming no weather or other unanticipated delays.
DILLINGHAM, AK – Today, an independent scientific report commissioned by the United Tribes of Bristol Bay revealed the company behind the proposed Pebble Mine has failed to properly close and reclaim past drill wells located at the headwaters of Bristol Bay. Scientists found acidic soils with high metal concentrations, leaking wells, dead vegetation, and improper drill casing closures at inspected drill sites; all causes of concern for safety and water quality in Bristol Bay.
When I think about the possibility of Pebble Mine destroying Bristol Bay’s salmon and trout rivers, it puts a pit in my stomach. Truly the response is visceral. If you’ve been to Bristol Bay, you likely know the feeling.