Public meetings related to development of the proposed Pebble mine will be held this week in Anchorage and in communities in Bristol Bay:
Public Forum on Bristol Bay Forever Initiative
On Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., in the Wilda Marston Theatre of the Z.J. Loussac Public Library in Anchorage, voters will hear experts discuss the pro and con positions regarding the "Bristol Bay Forever" public initiative. The Anchorage Public Libraries and the League of Women Voters of Anchorage are cosponsoring the event. More information.
EPA public meetings on proposed Bristol Bay restrictions
Members of the public can comment in person on EPA's Proposed Determination - a document that details its recommended restrictions on large-scale mining at the Pebble deposit in Bristol Bay.
First up is the Anchorage meeting, scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the Egan Civic and Convention Center in downtown Anchorage. This meeting is expected to run for several hours.
EPA has provided the following questions to consider for those wishing to provide comments:
Additional meetings will be held in these Bristol Bay communities:
New Stuyahok: Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 5 p.m.
Nondalton: Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 5 p.m.
Kokhanok: Thursday, Aug. 14, 5 p.m.
Dillingham: Thursday, Aug. 14, at 5:30 p.m.
Iliamna: Friday, Aug. 15, at Noon
Igiugig: Friday, Aug. 15, at Noon
About Pebble Watch
Pebble Watch is an impartial, educational and fact-based initiative of the BBNC Land Department to disseminate information regarding the proposed Pebble Mine project to BBNC shareholders and interested parties.