October 2012

30 October 2012

News roundup, October 30

Recent news related to the Pebble project includes personnel changes at the Pebble Partnership and Anglo-American and information about a new ballot initiative that would require legislative approval of large mines in Alaska.

Easton to Lead Pebble Project Environmental Efforts (October 24 - www.pebblepartnership.com)

Pebble Limited Partnership announced the hire of Dan Easton as vice president of environment, a role held by Ken Taylor before his retirement. Easton will oversee all aspects of Pebble’s environmental program, including permitting and environmental studies.

Read the press release.

Cynthia Carroll steps down as Anglo-American CEO (October 26 – Wall Street Journal)

The CEO of Anglo-American, which owns 50 percent of Pebble Limited Partnership, has resigned amid pressure from investors who are unhappy with how the company is performing. Cynthia Carroll was the first woman hired to head up a large mining company, and had visited Alaska in 2007 and again in 2011 to address the Resource Development Council. While she said the she believes fishing and mining can coexist, she also stood by “the commitment that I made to you in 2007 that without proper environmental protections, Pebble should not be built.” Carroll will remain at Anglo until a replacement is found; according to the company, the search could take a year.

Read the entire story.

Read about Carroll’s address to the Resource Development Council in 2007 and 2011.

New initiative would require legislative approval for large-scale mine (October 26, Fisherman's News Online via Alaska Native News)

A proposed ballot intitiative, "Bristol Bay Forever," has been sent to Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell for review. The initiative would require a legislative finding the a mining development would not endanger Bristol Bay's fishery. According to news reports, Treadwell has 60 days to either certify or reject the application. If approved, backers of the initiative would need to gather signatures by January 2014 to get the initiative on the ballot by fall 2014.

Read the entire story.

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22 October 2012

Keystone science panels rebroadcast this week

If you missed the Keystone science panels on the Pebble Limited Partnership Environmental Baseline Document earlier this month, you can view the rebroadcasts this week on Channel 360 North.

  • Monday, October 22: Geology and Geochemistry (read the highlights from Pebble Watch)
  • Tuesday, October 23: Geology and Geochemistry / Hydrology and Water Quality
  • Wednesday, October 24: Water Quality (read the highlights from Pebble Watch)
  • Thursday, October 25: Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems
  • Friday, October 26: Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems / Socioeconomic, Cultural, and Subsistence Conditions
  • Saturday, October 27: Socioeconomic, Cultural, and Subsistence Conditions

How to watch

Coming soon: The Keystone Center expects to post the panel videos to its website this week so that viewers can reference them any time.

 

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11 October 2012

Keystone Center dialogue on "Socioeconomic and Cultural Studies"

The Keystone Center has assembled a series of independent science panels to help stakeholders understand and evaluate baseline studies and a proposed mining plan. Independent science panels will be assembled from academic institutions, government research agencies, and non-governmental organizations that engage in objective scientific studies.

The Independent Science Panel event on "Socioeconomic and Cultural Studies" will take place in Anchorage, Alaska at the UAA Consortium Library, Room 307. This is an all day event.

The event will be filmed by 360 North and streamed through a live online broadcast. Participants in remote areas may submit questions and comments by email during the events. An online registration link will be activated an can be accessed at www.keystone.org/pebble. For additional information contact Todd Bryan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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10 October 2012

Keystone Center dialogue on "Fish, Wildlife and Habitat and Socioeconomic and Cultural Dimensions"

The Keystone Center hosts a series of independent science panels at University of Alaska Anchorage related to development of the Pebble mine. These will be web cast live on Alaska Public Television. Details at the Keystone Center website.

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Keystone Center dialogue on "Geology, Geochemistry, Hydrology, and Water Quality"

The Keystone Center has assembled a series of independent science panels to help stakeholders understand and evaluate baseline studies and a proposed mining plan. Independent science panels will be assembled from academic institutions, government research agencies, and non-governmental organizations that engage in objective scientific studies.

The Independent Science Panel event on "Fish, Wildlife and Habitat" will take place in Anchorage, Alaska at the UAA Consortium Library, Room 307. This event begins with a full day on October 9, 2012 and a morning session (half day) on October 10, 2012.

The event will be filmed by 360 North and streamed through a live online broadcast. Participants in remote areas may submit questions and comments by email during the events. An online registration link will be activated an can be accessed at www.keystone.org/pebble. For additional information contact Todd Bryan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Keystone Center dialogue on "Socioeconomic and Cultural Studies"

The Keystone Center has assembled a series of independent science panels to help stakeholders understand and evaluate baseline studies and a proposed mining plan. Independent science panels will be assembled from academic institutions, government research agencies, and non-governmental organizations that engage in objective scientific studies.

The Independent Science Panel event on "Socioeconomic and Cultural Studies" will take place in Anchorage, Alaska at the UAA Consortium Library, Room 307. This event begins with an afternoon session (half day) on October 10, 2012 and a full day on October 11, 2012.

The event will be filmed by 360 North and streamed through a live online broadcast. Participants in remote areas may submit questions and comments by email during the events. An online registration link will be activated an can be accessed at www.keystone.org/pebble. For additional information contact Todd Bryan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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09 October 2012

Keystone Center dialogue on "Geology, Geochemistry, Hydrology, and Water Quality"

The Keystone Center has assembled a series of independent science panels to help stakeholders understand and evaluate baseline studies and a proposed mining plan. Independent science panels will be assembled from academic institutions, government research agencies, and non-governmental organizations that engage in objective scientific studies.

The Independent Science Panel event on "Fish, Wildlife and Habitat" will take place in Anchorage, Alaska at the UAA Consortium Library, Room 307. This event will begin with a full day on October 9, 2012 and a morning session (half day) on October 10, 2012.

The event will be filmed by 360 North and streamed through a live online broadcast. Participants in remote areas may submit questions and comments by email during the events. An online registration link will be activated an can be accessed at www.keystone.org/pebble. For additional information contact Todd Bryan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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08 October 2012

Fish and Aquatic Invertebrates

PWEaquaticsforwebPebble Watch explains factors that affect fish habitat, the role of aquatic invertebrates and summarizes fish data collected for the Pebble Limited Partnership's Environmental Baseline Document in this new "Fish and Aquatic Invertebrates" fact sheet.

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Pebble Watch Explores: Fish and Aquatic Invertebrates

pweaquaticsforwebGet ready for the Keystone science panel on fish with this overview of "Fish and Aquatic Invertebrates" from Pebble Watch. This fact sheet provides a general overview factors influencing fish habitat, the importance of aquatic invertebrates and a summary of fish-related data included in Pebble Limited Partnership's Economic Baseline Document.

The Keystone science panel on Fish, Wildlife and Habitat is offered by the Pebble Limited Partnership and the Keystone Center, October 9 and 10, to discuss information included in the Environmental Baseline Document. Read more and register to watch the panel dialogue.

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06 October 2012

2012 BBNC Annual Shareholders Meeting

The 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Saturday, October 6, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., in Anchorage, Alaska, at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. For additional information, please visit the BBNC website at: www.bbnc.net.

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