Recent Pebble news focuses on initiative vote

The debate over the proposed Pebble Mine continues to garner national attention, with featured stories on National Public Radio and news articles appearing in a range of papers from the LA Times to the Lebanon Daily News. Many of the recent stories regard the outcome of the Lake and Peninsula Borough "Save Our Salmon" initiative, which passed 280 for and 246 against. The latest news on this topic is the State of Alaska's suit to invalidate the results of the local vote.

"State sues over anti-Pebble mine voter initiative" (October 29, 2011 - Anchorage Daily News)
This article covers the State of Alaska's position and actions regarding the recent Lake & Peninsula Borough "Save Our Salmon" initiative. The State contends that a local borough cannot supercede State authority regarding the development of natural resources, and has brought suit to invalidate the results of the vote. Read the article in the Anchorage Daily News.

"In fight over Alaskan mine,  public interest turns to science" (October 28, 2011 - Science)
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) published this article in Science magazine. It offers an overview of the Pebble Mine debate within the context of the recent AAAS Arctic Science Symposium held in Dillingham, where scientists, state officials, Alaska native leaders and Pebble Limited Partnership's CEO discussed the project and took questions from a public audience. Read the article in Science magazine.

"Vote targeting Pebble Mine in Alaska is over; the battle isn't" (October 19, 2011 - LA Times)
The LA Times provides also covers the recent Lake & Peninsula Borough initiative, with quotes from both sides of the debate, and details regarding votes that were thrown out during ballot counting. Read the article in the LA Times.

"Massive Pebble gold/copper project on the ropes?" (October 19, 2011 - Mineweb.com)
Journalist Dorothy Kosich applies boxing terminology to the fight over Pebble Mine in an article posted on Mineweb, a web-based international mining publication. Read more at Mineweb.com.

"Alaska voters say no to gold, copper mine" (October 18, 2011 - Lebanon Daily News)
Becky Bohrer's story on the outcome of the "Save Our Salmon" initiative, appeared in several newspapers, including this one. Read the article in the Lebanon Daily News.

"Pebble Mine development polarizes Alaska" (October 17, 2011 - National Public Radio)
All Things Considered host Melissa Block interviews KDLG's Daysha Eaton again regarding the outcome of the Lake & Peninsula Borough "Save Our Salmon" initiative.  Listen to the story or read the transcript at National Public Radio (2 min, 45 sec).

"Pebble 101" (October 18, 2011 - Alaska Public Radio, Talk of Alaska)
This hour-long radio program is dedicated to discussion about the Pebble mine prospect. Host Charles Wohlforth interviews Sharmon Stambaugh, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, regarding the permitting process, UAA professor of economic geology Christian Schardt, and University of Washington professor of aquatic and fisheries sciences Daniel Schindler. Listen to the show at alaskapublic.org.

"Pebble Mine development polarizes Alaska" (October 17, 2011 - National Public Radio)
National Public Radio aired a story covering the Pebble Mine debate features quotes from local residents on both sides of the issue.  Listen to the story or read the transcript at National Public Radio (3 min, 42 sec).

"Proposed Alaska mine faces fierce opposition" (September 29, 2011 - National Public Radio)
All Things Considered host Melissa Block talks to KDLG reporter Daysha Eaton about the Pebble Mine debate and the Save Our Salmon initiative.  Listen to the story or read the transcript at National Public Radio (4 min, 8 sec).

 

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