2011

02 May 2011

BBNC Responsible Development Video

The Bristol BayNative Corporation Responsible Development Video will be airing on GCI Channel 1 this month in the following communities: Nome, Kotzebue, Bethel, Anchorage, Girdwood, Fairbanks, Juneau, and other SE communities.

This 10 minute video was provided by the Bristol Bay Native Corporation and expresses their views on development in the region.

Airs at 8:00 PM on May 2 & 4

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28 April 2011

Pebble Mine in the news

To help keep readers up-to-date, Pebble Watch offers regular roundups of news articles related to the proposed Pebble Mine. Following are stories that have recently appeared in local and national publications.

"Salmon documented in streams on top of Pebble prospect" (April 26, 2011 – Bristol Bay Times) – A new fisheries research report documents the presence of wild salmon in streams on top of a major Southwest Alaska mine prospect and calls for further studies into potential impacts groundwater contamination could have on salmon populations. Read the full story in the Bristol Bay Times.

"Mega-star Robert Redford opposed to Alaska mine" (April 21, 2011 – Associated Press) – Hollywood star Robert Redford is speaking out against the Pebble Mine, a huge copper and gold deposit poised for development in southwest Alaska, which also hosts the world's last and best wild salmon streams. Read the full Associated Press story.

"Northern Dynasty looks to sell Pebble stake" (April 21, 2011 – Alaska Journal of Commerce) –  The CEO of Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. told Bloomberg News March 8 it expects to divest its 50 percent stake in the Pebble mine prospect "anytime later this year or next year. Read the full story in the Alaska Journal of Commerce.

"Borough approves application for mining petition" (April 11, 2011 – Bristol Bay Times) –  Lake and Peninsula Borough Clerk Kate Conley said today that she has approved an application for an initiative to stop within the borough any resource extraction activities that could have a significant adverse impact on the wild salmon resource. Read the full story in the Bristol Bay Times.

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27 April 2011

BBNC Responsible Development Video

The Bristol Bay Native Corporation Responsible Development Video will be airing on GCI Channel 1 this month in the following communities: Nome, Kotzebue, Bethel, Anchorage, Girdwood, Fairbanks, Juneau, and other SE communities.

This 10 minute video was provided by the Bristol Bay Native Corporation and expresses their views on development in the region.

Airs at 8:00 PM on April 27, May 2 &4

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26 April 2011

KSKA to air portion of Salmon Science Symposium

KSKA FM 91.1 radio will air a portion of the 2011 Southwest Alaska Salmon Science Symposium on its Addressing Alaskans program, Thursday, April 28 at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. After that date, the program is available online at www.kska.org.

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25 April 2011

BBNC Responsible Development Video

The Bristol Bay Native Corporation Responsible Development Video will be airing on GCI Channel 1 this month in the following communities: Nome, Kotzebue, Bethel, Anchorage, Girdwood, Fairbanks, Juneau, and other SE communities.

This 10 minute video was provided by the Bristol Bay Native Corporation and expresses their views on development in the region.

Airs at 8:00 PM on April 25, 27, May 2 & 4

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21 April 2011

Resource Development Council Breakfast

The Fort Knox Mine: Five Million Ounces Strong Lauren Roberts, Vice President & General Manager Kinross - Fort Knox

Doors open at 6:30 am., program begins at 7:30 am

Dena'ina Civic Convention Center

Cost is $20.00 for RDC members, $25,00 for non-members

To guarentee your seat, you must register by close of business Tuesday, April 19

to register, please visit

http://www.akrdc.org/membership/events/breakfast or call (907)276-0700 ext. 6

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Anglo American Shareholder's Meeting

Anglo American Shareholder's Meeting in London

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20 April 2011

BBNC Brings Responsible Development Message to London

Pebble Watch is in London this week, along with Bristol Bay Native Corporation Board Director Russell Nelson, who is bringing BBNC’s message of responsible development--and opposition to the proposed Pebble Mine--to the annual shareholders' meeting of Anglo American plc. Anglo invested just over $1.4 billion to become a 50-percent partner in the project in 2007.

 

The BBNC Board Director is attending the April 21 annual general meeting to deliver BBNC's message that Pebble Mine does not meet the corporation's definition of responsible resource development, said BBNC Land & Resources manager Tiel Smith. Smith and Nelson each purchased a share in order to have a voice at the meeting. They have also been invited to a personal meeting with Anglo executives.

 

At the meeting, shareholders are given the opportunity to put questions to members of Anglo American's board and executive management. Delegations from Alaska have attended for at least the past two years to express concerns about the mine project. This is BBNC's first year; however, the company has held previous meetings with  company executives, said Smith.

 

At last year's meeting, company chairman Sir John Parker said he understood the concerns over the project: "Our bottom line remains that, if the project cannot be designed in a way that provides the proper protections for Alaska's fisheries and wildlife, or to the livelihoods of Alaskan communities, then it shouldn't be built," he said.

 

Most recently, Anglo American CEO Cynthia Carroll spoke before the Resource Development Council in Anchorage this March. (Visit the RDC website for video and transcripts of that session.)

 

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20 April 2011

BBNC Responsible Development Video

The Bristol Bay Native Corporation Responsible Development Video will be airing on GCI Channel 1 this month in the following communities: Nome, Kotzebue, Bethel, Anchorage, Girdwood, Fairbanks, Juneau, and other SE communities.

This 10 minute video was provided by the BBNC and expresses their views on development in the region.

Airs at 8:00 PM on April 20, 25, 27, May 2& 4

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19 April 2011

Pebble Watch : User's Guide

The Pebble Watch team has put together a brief profile of who we are, what resources we provide, and what you can expect from us in the future:

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