Bristol Bay

Why former Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski is wrong about Pebble

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Bristol Bay commercial fisherman and BP oil worker Mel Brown writes why Former Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski misses the mark on Pebble Mine comparisons. Brown hits the mark when he says, “The Pebble debate is not about environmental interests battling an environmental threat. To the contrary, it is about local

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Commercial fishermen applaud EPA’s review process for Bristol Bay report

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For Immediate Release Friday, November 9, 2012 For more information:   Bob Waldrop, executive director, Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association, bdrop@bbrsda.com; 907-223-1588   Commercial fishermen applaud EPA’s peer review process for Bristol Bay assessment; Call on President for swift action to protect fishery, jobs, and economy Anchorage – Commercial

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Leadership changes at Anglo American raise questions about Alaska’s Pebble Mine

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WRITTEN BY: Margaret Bauman, The Cordova Times PUBLISHED: Nov 03, 2012 To read full article, visit www.alaskadispatch.com   Corporate leadership changes are under way at the international mining firm behind the big push to develop the Pebble mine, but what effect this may have on the multimillion-dollar project is still

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‘Boom, Bust, Boom': We need the Pebble Mine like the plague

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By Joel Reynolds Published: October 29, 2012 Visit full article at www.huffingtonpost.com   Last month, Grover Norquist surprised a lot of people when he appeared to take up the cause of renewable energy, noting in a Politico column that copper is a necessary component of wind turbines. In his view,

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Bristol Bay fisherman writes a letter to the Wall Street Journal

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EPA is Right on Pebble Mine Project Written by: John Fairbanks PUBLISHED: October 29, 2012 Read full article at The Wall Street Journal   Critical detail is lacking in the letter of Oct. 20 from the Alaska Miners Association’s Deantha Crockett. The Pebble project mine’s hundreds of jobs pale in

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Independence or Co-Dependence: The Keystone Center and the Pebble Mine

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When a mining partnership, having already spent hundreds of millions of dollars to advance its proposed mine, hires a consultant to conduct an “independent scientific review,” there is reason to be skeptical. This is the situation in the Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska, where the Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP)

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Op-ed: Proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay threatens Seattle’s salmon industry

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Unless the Environmental Protection Agency takes action to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay from a mega-mine proposed by foreign mining interests, our salmon jobs and businesses in Seattle could be lost, according to guest columnists Mark Liffmann and Michael Brian Orr. By Mark Liffmann and Michael Brian Orr Special to The

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Pebble Partnership buys Alaskans’ signatures

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The Pebble Limited Partnership, a consortium of foreign mining companies, is trying to buy people’s approval in an effort to combat the overwhelming opposition to Pebble Mine—a giant gold and copper mine proposed at the headwaters of the world’s greatest wild salmon fishery in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Time and time

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Editorial: A chunk of change

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A chunk of change Yesterday, the Commerce Department issued federal disaster declarations for two disparate fisheries — Alaska king salmon and Northeast groundfish. What is it about a disaster declaration that garners huge headlines? And yet, the fact that small-boat fishermen are going out of business every day in the

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Tag team of scientists scrutinizes EPA’s Bristol Bay watershed assessment

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A 12-member panel of scientists assembled to scrutinize the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recent study about the possible effects of mining to fish and waterways in the world’s most prolific wild salmon fishing grounds wants to send the EPA back to the drawing board. The independent group is charged with

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