In Pebble news this week we learn about state legislation that could affect development of the proposed mine. The Sacramento Bee also ran a story regarding a new study released by The Wild Salmon Center and Trout Unlimited.
"Pebble Mine a topic of legislation this session: Legislation seeks to strengthen mixing zones, legislative oversight" - (Juneau Empire, January 31, 2012)
Russell Stigall reports on two bills that would could affect development of the proposed Pebble mine:
Stigall also interviewed Deputy Commissioner for Alaska Department of Natural Resources Ed Fogels about the permitting process. Fogels noted that Pebble permitting will take more time, resources, and manpower than permitting for other projects, but said, "We can permit a project like Pebble."
"New scientific report concludes Anglo American's Pebble Mine is too risky for Bristol Bay, Alaska" - (Sacramento Bee, February 7, 2012)
The Sacramento Bee story references a press release from the Wild Salmon Center, which announces a new scientific report: "Bristol Bay's Wild Salmon Ecosystems and the Pebble Mine: Key Considerations for a Large-Scale Mine Proposal." The report is critical of Pebble Mine development, noting negative impacts on wild salmon habitat.
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