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Pebble Mine 2023: Tribes Win Veto, State Hail Marys SCOTUS

Expert BlogUnited States, AlaskaJoel Reynolds
Pebble Mine: Year in Review. After EPA issues rare veto of massive Bristol Bay mine, Dunleavy Administration throws lifeline to Canadian owner, lodging dubious claims in U.S. Supreme Court.

Why the Willow Project Is a Bad Idea

Latest NewsAlaskaJeff Turrentine
The oil drilling proposal would be disastrous for Alaska and the planet (not to mention President Biden’s climate legacy). 

Idaho Approves Statewide Wolf Reduction Plan

Expert BlogIdaho, United StatesDr. Jennifer Sherry

Idaho advances sweeping wolf reduction plan that is out of synch with modern science, the views of the public, and the complex reality of the environment.

Public Land Grab: Senate Bill Gifts Miners Pass to Pollute

Expert BlogWest, Nevada, Idaho, United StatesJosh Axelrod
Senators Catherine Cortez-Masto (D-NV) and Jim Risch (R-ID) have introduced legislation that makes it easier for mining companies and others to acquire rights to federal land and to be able to use them as dumping grounds and worse. The legislation…

Goodbye Verner, Fearless Fighter Against the Pebble Mine

Expert BlogUnited States, AlaskaJoel Reynolds

Bristol Bay tribal and environmental leader Verner Wilson III personified the next generation of committed opposition in decades-long battle against destructive Bristol Bay mining scheme.  

Crushing Alaska’s Pebble Mine

NRDC in ActionAlaskaNicole Greenfield, Jeff Turrentine
The EPA’s decision to veto the project is fantastic news—but the fight to save Bristol Bay isn’t over yet.

Pebble Mine Veto: China Laughing?! It’s Pebble Weeping!

Expert BlogAlaska, United StatesJoel Reynolds

Replying to EPA’s recommended veto of destructive Bristol Bay mine, desperate Canadian owner argues yet again, against law and science, that the proposed agency decision after 12 years of federal review remains “peremptory,” based on “wildly speculative” assumptions, and an…

Protection for Bristol Bay Is Within Reach

Expert BlogAlaska, United StatesTaryn Kiekow Heimer

EPA just released a recommendation under Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act that would prohibit the Pebble Mine—a giant gold and copper mine proposed at the headwaters of the world’s greatest wild salmon fishery in Bristol Bay, Alaska. This…

Pebble Mine: Too Much Trick, Too Little Treat

Expert BlogAlaskaTaryn Kiekow Heimer

House Committee Issued a Report Detailing How Pebble Mine Proponents “Tried to Trick Regulators” and Asked the Attorney General to Investigate False Statements to Congress

Pebble Mine: Duplicity and Denial to the Bitter End

Expert BlogAlaskaJoel Reynolds

Two years to the day since release of the infamous Pebble Tapes, and after a decade of scientific review by federal agencies, desperate Canadian owner of proposed massive Bristol Bay open pit mine remains in denial, claiming EPA proposal to…

Bristol Bay Advocates in D.C. Urging Strong Protections

Expert BlogAlaskaTaryn Kiekow Heimer

Tribal representatives, commercial fishermen, restauranteurs, and conservation groups—including NRDC—are meeting with the Biden Administration and Members of Congress urging them to finalize Clean Water Act protections for Bristol Bay by the end of 2022.