2012

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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05 October 2012

Highlights from Keystone science panels on hydrology

The Keystone Center, funded by Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP), organized six days of science panels, held in October 2012, to discuss the Environmental Baseline Document (EBD) published by PLP. Pebble Watch attended many of these panels, and has provided highlights of those discussions.

October 4, 2012 - Panel on hydrology

Scientists who worked as contractors on the Pebble Limited Partnership’s Environmental Baseline Document opened the third day of Keystone Center science panels by presenting information on water balance, hydrologic modeling and water quality. The event, open to members of the public who preregistered, took place at University of Alaska Anchorage’s Consortium Library.

Panelists began with general praise for the sheer amount of data included in the Environmental Baseline Document. In more focused discussion and questions, panelists then homed in on subjective data decisions—such as calibrations or the choice to discard unusually high and low numbers—and challenged consultants to document such decisions more clearly.

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04 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 "Hydrology and Water Quality Studies" will take place in Anchorage, Alaska at the UAA Consortium Library, Room 307. This event will begin with a half day (afternoon) on October 3, 2012 and a full day on October 4, 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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Highlights from Keystone science panels on geology and geochemistry

The Keystone Center, funded by Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP), organized six days of science panels, held in October 2012, to discuss the Environmental Baseline Document (EBD) published by PLP. Pebble Watch attended many of these panels, and has provided highlights of those discussions.

October 2 and 3 - Geology/geochemistry

Keystone Center's science panel on geology and geochemistry concluded Wednesday morning at the Consortium Library on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus, with panelists providing recommendations for further study in some areas where they had concerns. Members of the public also had a chance ask questions -  in person, and by email for those watching the proceedings online.

Paul Frost, commerial fisherman from Togiak addresses Keystone Center panel.Paul Frost, a commercial fisherman from Togiak, addressed the panel with questions about how exactly Pebble would get "the minerals ... the money ... separated from the dirt." He wanted to know if it was clear how weather issues would affect the site, how the above- and below-ground river systems would be affected, and how negative effects would be mitigated. While he said he was thankful for the studies, Frost also said he was having a hard time envisioning how it would all work. He was also worried about the quality of how a mine plan would be implemented. "At some point it's going to be a construction guy like me with the 966 [wheel loader], and the boss is sitting over there with a cup of coffee."

The panel format involved scientists contracted by the Pebble Limited Partnership describing research they had completed in the Bristol Bay area between 2004 and 2008. Members of the science panels who had reviewed the studies came to the meetings ready to provide their take on Pebble's science.

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