Recent Pebble news focuses on the PBS Frontline documentary, Alaska Gold, and industry critics of the U.S. EPA’s Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment.
“Pebble Mine Documentary: Comprehensive and Controversial” (July 25, 2012 – KTUU Channel 2 News)
Reporter Dan Fiorucci covers the PBS Frontline documentary on the Pebble debate, including commentary from Pebble Limited Partnership CEO John Shively and former Alaska State Sen. Rick Halford. According to Fiorucci, Shively called the documentary “flawed,” while Halford said that it “outlined the serious issues at stake and did it well.”
Read the entire article at KTUU Channel 2.
“Partner in Pebble mine fires back at EPA report” (July 31, 2012 – PBS.org)
Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. and the Pebble Limited Partnership both have responded critically to the U.S. EPA’s draft Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment.
Read the entire article on the PBS web site.
PBS articles complementing the Alaska Gold documentary
PBS has published articles that focus on different aspects of the Pebble debate:
- “Tailings Dams: Where Mining Waste is Stored Forever” This article by Gretchen Gavett covers the basics of tailings dams, how frequently they fail and who oversees them.
- “Behind the Insatiable Demand for Global Copper” – Jason Breslin explains the global need for copper, available deposits, and biggest copper consumers.
- “Living Off the Land in Rural Alaska” – A brief overview of subsistence by Azmat Khan includes links to research from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
- “Treasure Hunt: The Battle Over Alaska’s Mega-Mine” – Blain Hardin presents a long article covering recent developments related to development of the proposed Pebble mine.
- “Dig Deeper: Mining the Documents” – Readers wanting more can find direct links to documents related to the proposed Pebble mine and the EPA Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment.