The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is currently receiving public comments on its Proposed Determination for restrictions at the Pebble deposit site in Bristol Bay. Public meetings are coming up August … Continued
“Common sense standards” or a”blueprint” for impeding national economic development? Reactions to EPA’s Bristol Bay restrictions vary.
Document open for public comment through September 19, 2014.
Much of the recent news related to the proposed Pebble mine has to do with a lawsuit Pebble Limited Partnership is pursuing against the EPA and its use of Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act to protect Bristol Bay.
Initiative would require state legislator approval for large mines such as Pebble.
More mining claims for Pebble developer, and a suit over a ballot initiative goes to the State Supreme Court
Alaska federal district court will determine if State participation is warranted.
Around 250 attend discussion with Alaskan senator.
Developer says its comments were ignored; wanted to get EPA’s attention.
EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced it is conducting preliminary research to determine whether the agency followed laws, regulations, policies and procedures when it developed the Bristol Bay Watershed … Continued