September 2012

24 September 2012

EPA Peer Review report expected soon

A report from the peer review panel that evaluated EPA's draft Bristol Bay watershed assessment is expected to become available to the public this week, according to Judy Smith, community involvement coordinator for EPA's Region 10.

The peer review panel met in Anchorage in August, listened to public comments and discussed the watershed assessment in both open and closed meetings.

Pebble Watch will post a link to the report when it becomes available.

Read about day one of the peer review team meeting, when members of the public addressed the panel

Read about day two of the peer review team meeting, when the panel discussed the watershed assessment

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News roundup, Sept. 24

Here is the latest news on the proposed Pebble mine and the Bristol Bay area.

Panelists to review science surrounding Pebble mine (Associated Press, via Anchorage Daily News, Sept. 24)

The heated battle over the proposed Pebble mine in Southwest Alaska is shifting to science, with panels weighing in on different reports that have only added more fuel to the fight. See the full story.

Pebble: Judge says Alaska must revise Bristol Bay land-use changes (Alaska Dispatch, Sept. 21)

An agreement recently approved by a judge will require the Alaska Department of Natural Resources to revise its land-use plan for Bristol Bay. The settlement ends a 2009 lawsuit filed by Trout Unlimited, area Native tribes and fishermen against the state, in opposition to the proposed Pebble Mine. See the full story.

Pebble mine’s problems underline environmental tensions in Alaska (Mining Weekly, Sept. 14)

Mining companies small and large are bringing their primary exploration and development campaigns to a close. Environmental scrutiny from various lobby groups, nongovernment organizations and government departments has never been more stringent. At times the debate can become heated. See the full story.

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22 September 2012

BBNC Shareholder Informational Meeting - New Stuyahok

BBNC shareholders are invited to join BBNC for a summary of corporation activities, questions and answers, and cash door prizes! Lunch or dinner will be provided. The informational meeting in New Stuyahok will be held Saturday, September 22, 2012, at 12:00 p.m., at the New Stuyahok Village Council.

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21 September 2012

BBNC Shareholder Informational Meeting - Dillingham

BBNC shareholders are invited to join BBNC for a summary of corporation activities, questions and answers, and cash door prizes! Lunch or dinner will be provided. The informational meeting in Dillingham will be held Friday, September 21, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., at the Dillingham Elementary School.

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20 September 2012

BBNC Shareholder Informational Meeting - Togiak

BBNC shareholders are invited to join BBNC for a summary of corporation activities, questions and answers, and cash door prizes! Lunch or dinner will be provided. The informational meeting in Togiak will be held Thursday, September 20, 2012, at 4:30 p.m., at the Togiak High School.

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BBNC Shareholder Informational Meeting - Twin Hills

BBNC shareholders are invited to join BBNC for a summary of corporation activities, questions and answers, and cash door prizes! Lunch or dinner will be provided. The informational meeting in Twin Hills will be held Thursday, September 20, 2012, at 12:00 p.m., at the Corporation Building.

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18 September 2012

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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. Pebble Watch does not attempt to integrate or interpret data; this would occur during an Environmental Impact Statement process. Instead, we seek to help BBNC shareholders better understand data by providing summaries as well as context, such as how the data may be used in the permitting process and how it relates to regulatory benchmarks.

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15 September 2012

BBNC Shareholder Informational Meeting - Newhalen

BBNC shareholders are invited to join BBNC for a summary of corporation activities, questions and answers, and cash door prizes! Lunch or dinner will be provided. The informational meeting in Newhalen will be held Saturday, September 15, 2012, at 12:00 p.m., at the Newhalen Teen Center.

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14 September 2012

BBNC Shareholder Informational Meeting - Kokhanok

BBNC shareholders are invited to join BBNC for a summary of corporation activities, questions and answers, and cash door prizes! Lunch or dinner will be provided. The informational meeting in Kokhanok will be held Friday, September 14, 2012, at 3:00 p.m., at the KCC building.

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10 September 2012

Geotechnical and Seismic Studies

Planning a large mine development requires consideration of the geotechnics and seismicity of an area to assess earthquake risk. Pebble Watch explores this topic in a new fact sheet, with an overview on the basics of geotechnics and seismicity, how they relate to mining and permitting, and what the Pebble Limited Partnership Environmental Baseline Document says on the issue.

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