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Pebble Mine: Top Takeaways from 2019

Expert BlogTaryn Kiekow Heimer
The Trump Administration’s rush to permitting completely ignores the overwhelming opposition to the mine from Bristol Bay tribes, village corporations, commercial, subsistence, and recreational fishermen, hunters, lodge owners, businesses, and groups like NRDC.

Pebble Mine: Would You Buy a Used Car from This CEO?

Expert BlogJoel Reynolds
Combative congressional testimony by D.C. lawyer and Pebble CEO Tom Collier belies credibility, dismisses Alaskans’ concerns for salmon, reveals major flaws in federal review of reckless Bristol Bay mining project

Pebble Mine Environmental Review Falls Flat

Expert BlogAlaskaJoel Reynolds

CEO’s enthusiastic spin fails to mask widespread criticism of data gaps, unsupported conclusions, and failure to meet industry standard practice.

Pebble Mine: The Industry’s Burden of Irresponsible Mining

Expert BlogJoel Reynolds
Former Rio Tinto mine permitting expert calls Army Corps of Engineers environmental review of embattled Bristol Bay mine “fatally flawed,” citing numerous “omissions, deficiencies and errors” and failure to meet “standard industry practice.”

Alaskans Emphatically Tell the Army Corps “No Pebble Mine”

Expert BlogTaryn Kiekow Heimer
More than 900 people gathered to oppose the Pebble Mine yesterday in Anchorage, Alaska. Hundreds rallied outside the Dena’ina convention center where inside the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held the last of several public hearings on its draft Environmental…

NRDC Demands Extended Public Comment on Pebble Mine Permit

Expert BlogJoel Reynolds
Formal request for more time includes supporting letter by former head of Rio Tinto’s Copper, Copper & Diamonds, and Copper & Coal Groups, expressing “deep concern” over “extraordinarily short time lines” in environmental review by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers