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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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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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Demand real science in Pebble reviews

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Key components of science include that it be objective, transparent, and reproducible, as well as passing external review and critique by a panel of experts or peers. As potential impacts of Pebble Mine on Bristol Bay’s fishery resources are revealed and discussed, Alaskans should insist on full disclosure of scientific

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New report highlights risks to Bristol Bay fishery from Pebble Mine

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A new report released today documents the record of chronic pipeline spills, uncontrolled seepage, and other failures at operating U.S. copper mines, and finds that the proposed Pebble Mine would have an extremely high likelihood of releasing toxic substances into the Bristol Bay watershed — which supports the world’s largest

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