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President Biden Celebrates Pebble Veto: “The Mine Will Not Be Built.”

Expert BlogAlaskaJoel Reynolds
In the Rose Garden celebration of conservation achievements, President Joe Biden elevated the Pebble Mine veto—calling the Bristol Bay fishery “a marvel,” citing scientific consensus of unacceptable risk from large-scale mining, and thanking Alaska Natives and the broad-based coalition for…

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.  

Pebble Mine 2022 Year in Review: “Goodnight Soon!”

Expert BlogAlaskaJoel Reynolds

The end of embattled Bristol Bay mining scheme is in sight, as EPA recommends veto long sought by Bristol Bay Native Tribes—and funding is secured for land conservation agreement that blocks proposed access to mine site.

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.

Pebble Mine 2021 Year in Review: Back to the Future at EPA

Expert BlogAlaskaJoel Reynolds
Destructive Bristol Bay mega-mine is all but dead following EPA’s re-start in 2021 of Clean Water Act 404(c) process for region’s lasting protection, long sought by Bristol Bay tribes and communities.

EPA Sets Schedule for Bristol Bay Protections

Expert BlogAlaskaTaryn Kiekow Heimer

Demonstrating its commitment to ending once and for all the threat of large-scale mining to the world’s most productive wild salmon fishery, EPA announced a new timeframe for considering whether to permanently protect Bristol Bay and stop the Pebble Mine—with…

Court Vacates Trump Reversal of Bristol Bay Protections

Expert BlogAlaskaTaryn Kiekow Heimer

Granting EPA motion to vacate, federal judge in Alaska reinstates safeguards against widely condemned Pebble Mine, dealing latest blow to embattled copper and gold mine in world's greatest wild salmon fishery

Bristol Bay Thanks EPA

Expert BlogAlaskaTaryn Kiekow Heimer

A broad, bipartisan coalition is running ads thanking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for restarting the process to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay and stop the Pebble Mine.